Integrative  Therapy Approach

Through an integrative therapeutic approach, Jennifer combines a variety of evidence-based counseling strategies and theories that are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. These include behavioral therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy. 

Clinical Focus

Jennifer works with children and adolescents ages 4 and up, as well as adults in all stages of life. Some of her specialties include  Attention-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Trauma/Stressor-Related Disorders. She strives to be culturally competent in her practice and is LGBTQ+ affirming. 

Education and Career

Jennifer graduated from the University of Alabama in 1999 with a Masters in Social Work, Concentration in Children, Youth, and Families. In 2019, she added an additional graduate degree when she received her Ed.S in Collaboration and Leadership in School Counseling from Carson Newman University. She is currently licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW), a school social worker (LSSW), and a school counselor (LSC). 

With over 25 years of experience in social work, counseling, and education, Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career. She began as a counselor at a long-term residential treatment facility for young boys in Alabama, which sparked a life-long commitment to mental health awareness, education, and treatment.  When she returned to her hometown of Knoxville, TN in 2001, she spent the next few years helping teenagers in foster care as they transitioned out of the system. She continued along this path as the Project Director for the UTK Upward Bound Math and Science Regional Center, a program dedicated to increasing the number of high school students from low-income areas who will be the first in their generation to attend college.  Jennifer's journey led her into the field of school counseling, and she served as the school counselor for two local Catholic schools until transitioning into mental health therapy in 2021. Since that time, she has focused her energy on providing supportive, knowledgeable, and evidence-based therapy to clients from all walks of life.