Critical decisions in a time when I needed help
I started Seeing Jennifer when my marriage was ending. My wife told me that We needed to separate and I really did not understand what was going on. My world was turning upside-down.
At the time, I was seeing another therapist. At one session he said to me: you need to develop your support network” or something like that. My response was, I thought that what was why I was seeing you.”
Shortly after that conversation, I spoke to Jennifer. She asked real and practical questions: Are you eating? How is your sleeping? Are you drinking too much? How are you taking care of yourself?” I switched therapists immediately.
Jennifer was my therapist for about three years. She helped me make big, critical decisions in a time when I needed help:
“Should I stay in my house or move out?” I stayed and it was the right decision.
“What kind of custody should I have with my children?” Full shared custody. Its eight years later and my children are doing great.
I am aware of the choices I make. And, I can be confronted with my fears and see them for what they are. I have found my spirituality-a combination of Taoism, Buddhism, and Judaism. But it all comes together in an authentic way. I am open to the divine and embrace the opportunities and messages he presents.
Through the experience I found myself and came into my own. I am happier now than I can ever remember being. I have centeredness even amongst constant change and challenges.
– Larry H.
Counseling for healing and meaning through creative endeavors
When cruising along through life, but something unexpected blindsides you, shakes your foundation to the core, how do you transform and make sense of the experience?
When best laid plans collapse for no apparent reason, people disappoint, and your personal world spins off its axis, Soulworks is a good place to try to sift through the wreckage to see what shards can be salvaged and reflect on the meaning of your own personal narrative.
Jennifer guides clients trying to make sense of senselessness, re-examine and reconstruct their lives.
Soulworks is a form of counseling that is healing for people not seeking medication or who may already have good coping strategies. Healing and meaning can be elicited through prisms of art, images, religion and spirituality, speaking, and other creative, reflective endeavors.
– Mika J.
Jennifer saved my life. Here’s how:
First, even though I pushed her buttons, she didn’t push me away but instead continually helped me find hope at a time when I couldn’t find the energy to get out of bed. She was a living example to me that things could get better. That was a really, really big deal, especially when I was hopeless.
Second, Jennifer gave me tools that I still usel because they help. Like Brain Gym.’ I also still have my “name” poster up in the closet and the “I am” post its up in the bathroom. And I still have the journals I did with her, which sometimes read.
I thought some of this stuff was really goofy at the time. But I keep it, and use it, so . must not be goofy after all, right?
And third, I think the letter Jennifer Wrote for my office went along, long way towards explaining why I Wasn’t fired. (That man was seriously trying to get rid of me, and if he had, I’m not sure I’d still be here.) I still work there!!!
Many thanks to you. Namaste.
– Sharen P.
Highly effective in teaching to live life with happiness and joy
Working with Jennifer is quite an experience. While thought some of her methods were a little odd at first, quickly learned that they are highly effective, and even fun.
Jennifer taught me to find a calmness within and to listen to my body and spirit. Using techniques she’s taught me, I’ve gone from horrible crisis to completing a graduate degree and achieving other difficult personal goals. I’ve gone from being stressed out to learning to live my life with happiness and joy. I’m not all the way to where I want to be, but each day, I use what I’ve learned from her to help me to get another step closer.
– Joan W.