Jennifer is a Marriage and Family therapist treating couples and families as well as individual adults and adolescents. She earned her Master’s degree with distinction in family therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Jennifer’s approach to therapy is first and foremost based on sound client relationships. Her compassion, empathy and understanding helps create a solid foundation to help her clients achieve the change they want.
She believes that when people get stuck, it’s important to slow down and look at what’s getting in the way of being able to move forward. Taking an active role, she encourages clients to look at what they want and need and helps identify possible paths forward. She has a special interest in helping people navigate life cycle transitions and views collaboration with her clients as a key ingredient in helping people get unstuck, make change and grow with confidence.
Jennifer also has a special interest in working with families managing life-threatening food allergies, an area she understands well from her own family experience as well as years of working within the food allergy community.
Jennifer received her first Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and has many years of experience in the field of communications, where she counseled a diverse array of clients at the macro level.
Jennifer has experience in:
- Couples issues, including communication problems, infidelity and conflict
- Lifecycle transitions including marriage, separation, divorce, blended families, parenthood, career, grief and loss
- Parent-child conflict
- Parenting conflict
- Family of origin issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Food allergy management and anxiety
Jennifer is an in network provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
Life is complicated and human compassion and resilience are key. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a tremendous source of strength in helping people navigate life’s many challenges. By building a relationship based on trust, understanding, empathy, honesty and a dose of humor, I help clients explore what is getting in the way of what is possible. I am a big fan of slowing things down and looking at what’s working, what isn’t and how, together, we can find a practical and more fulfilling path forward.