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Jennifer holds a License in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is experienced in supporting couples and families.
Jennifer is very passionate about helping couples connect and strengthen their relationship. She understands people want to feel close to their partner and sometimes need support to help make it happen. She is thoughtful, attentive, caring and unbiased; making a safe non-judgmental space to explore patterns. She works from a collaborative approach to coach couples in finding their way out of disconnection and reaching to build hope. She believes that hope is where change begins.
Jennifer began her career working with teens and grew in her practice to focus on the family unit as a whole. While working with families, she began to feel a pull towards the couple wanting to help them find stability and strength as the foundation of the family. It was then that Jennifer sought out formal training and obtained a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Through that training and as she watched couples, she came to believe that Emotionally Focused Therapy was the most effective way to see relationships. Her passion for working with couples has only grown through the years.
Jennifer is especially skilled at working with couples struggling with communication, trust, infidelity, trauma, and connection to build healthier relationships and restore closeness. She has over 20 years additional experience with adoptive and multicultural families. At the client’s request, she can integrate spiritual concerns into therapy as well.
In addition to Classic Services, Jennifer facilitates 1-Day Intensives and 2 1/2-Day Intensives for busy couples who are short on time yet are eager to connect. Her clients have stated that the Intensive was powerful, impactful, and a valuable way to restore hope.
Jennifer’s focus is to help couples:
- Create a safe, supportive and unbiased atmosphere
- Thoughtfully explore how they get stuck in negative patterns
- Restore and enhance closeness in their relationship
Jennifer is a member of the following professional organizations:
- International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
- North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT)
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University and has obtained Certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Jennifer grew up in the Midwest and married her college sweetheart before moving to Charlotte. They have an active family with three teenagers and a pet Boxer. Jennifer spends most of her time chauffeuring her children, helping with homework and attending youth sporting events; however, her preferred free time is cooking, hiking, family movie nights and weekend road trips.
Jennifer’s Office Hours:
- Monday: 7:30am – 4pm
- Tuesday: 7:30am – 4pm
- Wednesday: 12pm – 8:00pm
- Saturday (every 3rd): 10am – 4pm
- Friday and Saturday: (Intensives) 10am – 4pm