Jennifer is a Licensed Psychotherapist (LPC) in private practice and provides therapy, psychoeducation and consultation to teens, adults, couples and groups. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and treats a wide variety of issues including mood disorders, trauma, grief, eating disorders, relationship issues, parenting, stress management, personal development/life management, and athletic/academic performance pressure. Jennifer is also the Founder of 5Peaks, a wellness and lifestyle corporation whose mission is to promote human flourishing by teaching and supporting individuals, communities and organizations in science-backed strategies to help strengthen and cultivate resilience and well-being.
Jennifer has special interest in the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being and has Advanced Post-Masters Training in Interpersonal Neurobiology through the MindSight Institute with Dr. Dan Siegel as well as in the HealthyMinds Innovations Training-Based Framework through the Center for Healthy Minds with Dr. Richard Davidson. She holds a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, includes the use of Expressive Therapies into her practice and is skilled in Resilience Training.
Outside of the therapy office, Jennifer is a Resilience and Well-being Consultant, offering her expertise to individuals and groups. She has experience as a Mental Strength Trainer for athletes and performers, teaches Mindfulness-Based programs in schools, provides training in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to educators, and facilitates Wellness Programs for organizations and corporations. Jennifer is passionate about body-brain integration and offers movement, mindfulness and meditation classes within the community. She is also an experienced Podcast guest and speaker.
Her goal is to provide creative outlets for opportunities to deepen personal awareness and foster social connectedness, while centered in body-mind-brain integration and an unwavering belief in hope. She approaches health from a functional wellness perspective in which clients are invited to explore their experiences with effort and intention in order to live a skillful, wholehearted, and integrated life.
Jennifer has been a mental health specialist for over 20 years. She received a dual Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy from Columbia College Chicago and an undergraduate Bachelors degree in Psychology from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN.