Get to know Jennifer
An expert in the (not so rare) condition known as trichotillomania and dermotillomaia otherwise known as body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), Jennifer is one of the few clinicians in the state who can effectively address these difficult diagnoses. She addresses these and other issues using psychoeducation, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), emotional regulation, somatic energetics, psychotherapeutic yoga, enneagram of transformation, mindfulness, and meditation. Using these philosophies and practices, she works with people who are feeling stuck in repeating habits that leave them feeling defeated and hopeless, people who feel there is something holding them back but they are not quite sure what it is or what to do about it, people who are up against a major life decision or feel their life is falling apart, and people who want to know themselves better.
During a difficult time in her own life, Jennifer began practicing meditation and studying the enneagram of transformation. Both of these practices proved to be life-changing. Consequently, she went on to receive mindfulness training from the Institute of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and became a certified Enneagram coach. She has found that using these modalities together can create insight and energy to move forward. Self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-awareness are key components of her therapy.
If you want to learn what mindfulness really is and experience what it could mean in your life, you may want to consider one of Jennifer’s groups. In addition, she conducts retreats that combine the teaching of the enneagram and yoga (gentle body movements to embody the teachings). Reoccurring and drop-in groups and individual therapy sessions are available – just shoot Jennifer an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Currently, Jennifer is involved in environmental activism and just finished a 12-day wilderness training in Colorado. It proved to be a throwback to her years as a wilderness counselor for troubled adolescents, in which she credits being the best training for her work as a psychotherapist. To this day, she claims to actually like sleeping in a tent on the ground. Go figure. She also likes bike riding and walking around white rock lake, poetry, reading, and throwing fake snowballs at Courtney in between clients.