About Dr. Jennifer
My great passion in life is assisting others in healing from their trauma or stressful experiences as well as working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, or diminished self-esteem. My goal is to help my clients, who include school age children and teens, thrive and develop strong, positive perceptions of themselves and their relationships. My aim is to assist you or your family in developing a treatment plan that you are invested in and with the use of well researched therapy approaches, I look forward to working together in order to help you reach your goals, with the hope it will provide you with reprieve and peace.
I firmly believe that no single approach is right for every individual, therefore I remain flexible regarding my therapeutic techniques and am happy to let my clients lead the therapy process. I was trained and have experience with play therapy, art therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family systems approaches. I thoroughly enjoy incorporating play or art activities in order to help children build confidence, regulate their emotions, facilitate communication skills, build empathy, and enhance social relationships as well as safely process any past negative experiences. However, it is the strong, trusting therapeutic relationship as well as providing a warm, empathic environment that I strive to provide to each client.
Beyond therapy, I also enjoy providing psychological evaluations or testing for children who may be experiencing attention issues, learning difficulties, mood disorders, or other emotional or behavioral concerns. Additionally, I enjoy assessing children for symptoms related to Autism Spectrum Disorder utilizing the ADOS-2. The testing process often helps parents and clients gain insight into their difficulties as well as highlight their strengths in order to improve functioning across settings such as in the home and in the school environment.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of North Florida and received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. I have training and experience among community mental health centers, private practices, private academic institutions, and the public school system with a specialization in working with school aged children and teens, typically 7 to 15 years of age. I have also received specialized training with play therapy techniques such as sand tray and non-directive play. When I am not at the office, you can find me enjoying the beach, reading fiction novels, trying out new recipes, or spending time with my siblings.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me today. I would love to provide a free phone consultation in order to explore how I may assist you or your family.