I work with individuals and partners who are struggling with their identities, missing opportunities to be their truest selves and finding it hard to share their gifts and strengths.
Stress and anxiety, trauma, sadness and depression,
life transitions, identity struggles, healthy communication
I will assist you in recognizing and building on already existing strengths to improve your ability to cope, communicate, and think in healthy, constructive ways.
Just taking the first step in seeking therapy can be difficult, stress-inducing, and overwhelming. That is why from the beginning of the process I strive to create a safe, open, and warm environment for individuals. From there I will assist you in recognizing and building on already existing strengths to improve your ability to cope, communicate, and think in healthy, constructive ways. In my practice, I utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy approach while incorporating aspects of dialectical behavior therapy. I also believe the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to a successful therapy process, therefore I will spend time cultivating a trusting partnership with you.
I received my master’s degree in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins here in Maryland before becoming a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Clinically, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances, with a range of concerns including anxiety/stress, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and others.
I see clients aged 15 and up.
Jennifer’s past experiences include:
Child & Adolescent and Adult Therapist, Keypoint Health Services, Inc.
Mental Health Therapist, Empowering Minds Resource Center
Intervention Coordinator, Brown University Medical School
Professional Research Assistant, Brown University Medical School
Jennifer’s post-graduate training includes:
Creative interventions for trauma survivors
Techniques of clinical supervision
B. A., Brown University
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
(Clinical Community Counseling)
Erin Spahr, LCPC
Erin works with individuals and couples who experience depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and challenging life transitions. She focuses on cultivating self-awareness and self-compassion in order to resolve internal conflicts and develop more satisfying relationships. She helps clients get to the source of their concerns in order to make lasting changes.
M.S., LCPC, Licensed Counselor
Zak enjoys working with individuals and couples coming to him with relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, sexuality concerns, substance misuse, lack of motivation, and stalled creativity. His clients have described him as an attuned counselor who can’t be shocked – and he knows when to use humor to help get a point across.