Jennifer’s passion is to work with silent suffers to help bring hope back into their lives and move from existing in life to actually living. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development at The University of Georgia in 2005. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2007. Jennifer has worked in many different diverse settings including intensive in home therapy for traumatized children, working with adolescents who were dealing with substance abuse issues to finally moving to working with substance abuse in adult patients. Jennifer was the Manager and helped develop a Partial Hospitalization Program that included sober living when she lived in Kentucky. At this point, Jennifer found that this was the population of people she wanted to work with. Jennifer has done individual, family, and group therapy throughout her career. Jennifer is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, Parent Child Interactional Therapy, Recovery Dynamics, Matrix model, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Jennifer also focuses on the importance of the 12 steps and incorporates this into her therapy. Jennifer's main focus and passion is to work with women with an extensive trauma history who also suffer from substance abuse issues.
Jennifer provides the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) with patients during their individual sessions. Accelerated Resolution Therapy is an evidenced based form of psychotherapy that utilizes back and forth eye movements to help clients address problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other mental health problems. The great thing about this therapy is that it usually takes 1-5 sessions to help reduce the pain of past trauma. It is science based therapy and moves information from the limbic system in the brain (fight or flight) to the prefrontal cortex where you have control over when you would like to think about this issue. ART States “We say keep the knowledge, lose the pain, because you will keep the facts. You will only lose the negative images, sensations and symptoms”. Jennifer reports she has had a high success in patients being able to move through their trauma and be able to focus on sobriety and recovery. Jennifer is currently trained in the basic ART but will be getting the advanced training as well as enhancement training in October 2019.