Hi! My name is Jennifer Gonzalez. I am a mom, wife, friend, and counselor (LPC). I absolutely love what I do! I am so excited to help you. I believe that we are all capable of living our best lives but sometimes we need a little help finding our way. My goal is to help you move toward overall health – psychically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Together we will work through struggles to overcome obstacles, process grief and trauma, and find peace and joy in your life.
We will add many tools to your toolbox. Some of these may include coping skills for stress and anxiety, stress reduction practices, gratitude exercises, as well as many others. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help clients identify thoughts in their own life that may be affecting their feelings and behaviors. By “renewing our mind”, we can gain control over many of these emotions. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy which has been found to be very effective in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
I have served in public education and ministry with my husband for the past 20 years. In these careers, I have seen an increase in the need for mental health support. I am so excited to be able to use my skills to help you find and meet your goals! I have been able to use this knowledge and these skills in residential settings, school counseling, and private practice and have helped clients from 5 years old and older. We all struggle, don’t struggle alone! Let me help!
Jennifer R. Gonzalez, MA, LPC, NCC