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Jennifer K. Wheeler

Jennifer K. Wheeler

(she/her)

LPC
2 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual

Life can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to communicate these feelings with those closest to us. Past experiences have a way of affecting the present. Have you found yourself wondering why you are reacting a certain way or repeating the same mistakes and expecting a different outcome? Let's get to the root of this and work on healing the past so you can live a more balanced present. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming, but you are here, taking that first step. Don't forget to give yourself grace and space while navigating through this decision. I'm here to help and provide you with a safe space as you start this journey of self-discovery and healing. I provide holistic, client-centered approaches to each session. Just as no two days are the same, no two clients are the same. I believe you are the expert in your life. You may not feel like you have the answers now, but together we will find what works best for you.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first session will be focused on learning about your life and why you've taken the steps to reach out for help. You will have a chance to ask questions about therapy and set your goals of what you'd like to focus on.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have specialized training for the treatment of shock trauma, developmental trauma, relational trauma and complex PTSD. We know that trauma can often present as depression, anxiety, self-harm, attachment difficulties, and addictive compulsive behaviors. Through my work with clients from various backgrounds and stages in their lives, this allows me to have perspective and meet you where you are. As an Army Veteran and spouse I rely on the experiences, perspectives and opportunities I have had to increase my own cultural awareness and incorporate diversity awareness in my practice.

About Jennifer K. Wheeler

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

By using evidence based interventions, we will work together to gain a better understanding of how emotions interfere with thought processing, which can ultimately lead to distressing emotions. It has been my experience that our core beliefs can often play a significant role in gaining an understanding of the motivation of self and others.

Trauma-Focused CBT

Through psychoeducation and tailored interventions, TF-CBT provides structure and guidance to address symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Feminist

At the core of incorporating a feminist treatment modality, we will focus on your strengths while reframing distressing thoughts and emotions. As an impartial, equitable partner, I assist clients in recognizing their strengths and empowering them to become their own advocate for the change they would like to see in their lives.

Strength-Based

Creating a space to share your story is the key to this approach. Reflecting on your past, your present and your envisioned future will provide you with the opportunity to set goals, assess strengths, resources, and build an autonomous, meaningful choice to create alternative solutions to various situations.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

The goal of SFBT is to empower you to see the future you want for yourself while listening and reflecting on your past and current stressors. Reduction of stress and identifying goals will assist you in making the changes you want to see in your life.