Meet Jennifer A. Knapp, M.A.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She was one of the first dance/movement therapists to be licensed as an LPC and now an LPCC in Ohio.
Jennifer believes in the health of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Maintaining this holistic approach to therapy allows her to better address her clients’ diverse needs. Her goal is to help people understand the connection between their physical and emotional pain by using a humanistic person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approach that allows the client to be more aware of who they are. Jennifer’s genuineness assists her in developing a healthy and trusting relationship, which helps her clients to feel head and validated. While working with Jennifer, clients feel that all aspects of his or herself is seen and acknowledged. Jennifer does this attentively by incorporating a Spiritual/Christian approach utilizing mind, body, and spirit.
She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2004 with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Dance Education. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Jennifer was certified in EMDR in May of 2016. Jennifer is currently working on her Board Certification in Dance/Movement Therapy.
Jennifer has worked in the field for almost over 10 years in a variety of settings working with the adult and geriatric populations who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-worth/shame issues, physical disabilities, Dementia/Alzheimer’s and stage of life issues. Jennifer also has an interest in working with other populations, such as adolescents and couples and clients suffering from chronic and pelvic pain, women issues/pain, relationship issues, addiction, and overall personal growth and wellbeing.
“I believe our psychological pain and physical pain are interrelated. I want to provide a safe environment that allows an individual to speak and process as I support, guide, and encourage individual healing and growth through the use of mind/body/spirit work. The freedom of dance and movement, which is used in a variety of ways initiated by the client, is supported by the traditional counseling skills. It allows a person to display their inner most thoughts and feelings in a place of non-judgment. I use movement to allow individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and therapeutic environment. My spiritual side reflects living a Christ minded attitude of love, compassion, non-judgment, and understanding supported by internal and external verbal processing and body movement. I believe my Christian approach to counseling and supporting the client in using their spiritual/faith practices, as I provide services to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation or faith commitment, allows me to create a safe and compassionate environment that honors and shows respect for everyone’s spiritual practices while enhancing growth and change.”
One with the life giving universe
…One with nature’s fluidity
…filling and emptying in an ever on-going cycle
…being nourished, getting rid of what is no longer needed
…no aims, no goals