From the time we are small we are taught how to math, how to science, and how to follow the rules, but we are not taught how to human. Counseling is where you can learn to human in a mindful and meaningful way.
It might seem impossible but, you can learn to love yourself. I provide a rich environment for learning and exploration of what is important to you so you can refocus your life and move forward with intention. Through counseling, you can learn how to let your feelings be your teachers and cooperate with your mind and body. With guidance, you can learn to use your strengths as you manage your unique challenges. I am not afraid of the dark and the difficult because I have lived there myself. Let me sit beside you in the dark parts of your life and partner with you to find your way toward your light.
Relationships are hard. The good news is, if you are coming to therapy, you are ready to invest in learning new ways to work together and allow your complementary characteristics to help you build a stronger relationship. We will focus our work on principles of Gottman Couples Therapy to help you practice the skills you need to create positive interactions, strengthen your emotional connection, and develop gratitude for one another.
Children, Adolescents, and Families
The world is changing fast and being a teen today is wrought with social and emotional challenges. In therapy we can learn how to filter out the noise and live with more intention while managing many mental health obstacles such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and self-esteem issues.
Additionally, I have specialized training and experience working with families and individuals affected by developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I can help increase social understanding, perspective taking, and anxiety management, and reduce challenging behaviors by learning emotional regulation. I can also provide the specialized support needed by parents and siblings of people with special needs. There is no such thing as a “nice normal family.” Whatever your family looks like, we can work together to encourage a safe and respectful family culture of love, kindness, and cooperation.
Background and Experience
With more than three decades in the fields of special education, parenting education, and mental health, I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify their specific needs and provide education to support progress toward their personal goals. As a wife of 31 years, a mother of four children and a grandmother of six, I have a wealth of personal experience to bring to our work and I value the family as a unit of strength, support, and love. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in Marriage and Family and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I use principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. I believe everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect and seek understanding of each client’s social and cultural context to ensure individualized and sensitive care.
Additional Areas of Experience:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Self-compassion and resilience
- Discovering your purpose
- Parenting at all stages
- Anxiety and intrusive thoughts
- Overcoming shame
Insurance and Scheduling
Jenny accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance. For clients without insurance, Jenny’s rate is $125 for a 50 minute session.
She offers both in person and telehealth appointments.
To schedule an appointment with Jenny, click the schedule now button, call her at (602) 834-4458 or email her at Jennywhipplecounseling@gmail.com