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…feeling whole
…no aims, no goals…simply BEING (Peggy Hackney)
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Board Certified-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’s genuineness assists her in developing a healthy and trusting relationship, which helps her clients to feel heard and validated. While working with Jennifer, clients feel that all aspects of his or herself is seen and acknowledged.
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 also can incorporate a Spiritual/Christian approach upon the request of the client.
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 has worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of settings working with the adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-worth/shame issues, women’s issues, physical disabilities, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, stage of life issues, and much more!
“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, if the client would like too, 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 provide services to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation or faith commitment. I believe in supporting the client in using their spiritual/faith practices. I believe in creating a safe and compassionate environment that honors and shows respect for everyone, while enhancing growth and change.”