Jennifer Jarrin, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Hello, my name is Jennifer Jarrin. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who enjoys working with folks as they work towards their identified goals. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Creighton University and earned my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Adler University. I have seven years of experience in mental health and have facilitated individual, couples, family, and group counseling throughout those years. My experiences have been working in outpatient settings as well as residential facilities with individuals of different ages and backgrounds.
It is my belief that experiences both positive and negative impact one’s mental health and functioning in day-to-day life and that individuals have the ability to reflect and adapt to struggles in healthy ways. Through the therapeutic process one can begin to make positive change by feeling safe, gaining personal insights, engaging in positive coping skills, and building one’s own resiliency. My theoretical orientation is Adlerian, which allows me to have a person-centered approach in session while exploring personal experiences that may be antecedents to current emotions. This means that I work towards creating a safe space where my clients are able to build strong therapeutic relationships with unconditional positive regard and open communication.
As a bi-lingual individual (English and Spanish) I enjoy facilitating therapy in either language. I use different treatment modalities in order to best meet my clients’ needs and to work towards an increased sense of resiliency when dealing with uncomfortable feelings including Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which allows individuals to explore difficult life-events and gain perspective that allows them to move forward from those experiences.
I also invite my clients to use different methods of self-expression such as art, writing, music, and spirituality in order to work on their identified goals. I strive to be knowledgeable and inclusive of all individuals and embrace multicultural dynamics relating to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc. as forums for growth and insight and will be open in exploring identity in order to understand all differences between us. Therapy is a wonderful and complex journey that allows one to gain perspective and healing and I look forward to joining you on that path.
When choosing a therapist, it is important to consider their Areas of Practice. Jennifer Jarrin’s include:
- Anxiety and Fears
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Family Conflict
- Mood Disorders
- Peer Relationship Struggles
- Relationship Issues