It is Jennifer’s calling to create a safe place for hurting individuals to process their life stories aloud without censorship so that they can truly feel heard and seen. From that place of unconditional acceptance, Jennifer seeks to help them create new stories of hope while identifying what they still need for this story — whether it is practical tools, life-giving relationships, new perspectives, or spiritual healing. Together, she supports her clients as they take one step at a time to meet these needs, to walk the road of life in the freedom that God desires for them. While working in the context of narrative therapy, Jennifer draws from other counseling methodologies such as DBT, REBT, ACT, and Solution-focused therapy to achieve this goal.
Jennifer counsels adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, obsessive thoughts, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. She also provides career counseling and has a passion for helping individuals in transition discover how their unique stories fit into vocational calling and purpose in life.
Jennifer has a Master of Arts in Counseling from B. H. Carroll Theological Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas A&M University. She has additional training in career counseling, life coaching, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is also a certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator. Prior to Restoration, Jennifer worked in Adult Education and non-profit ministry, assisting adults and adolescents in transition. She and her husband have two teenaged children.