Early Adolescents (11-13), Middle Adolescents (14-18), College (18-21), Young Adults (20-30), Adults, Couples, Parents, Families
Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Joy in Life; Grief and Loss; Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance; Sexual Identity; Communication Skills; Anger & Emotional Management; Self-Defeating Behaviors; Premarital, Marital, Parental, and Family Counseling; Divorce; Depression; Anxiety; Spirituality; Stress Management; and Life Transitions.
Jenni works with you to create a compassionate, warm, and safe relationship in which the blocks to healing and peace can be examined and addressed. She offers kind and intelligent care to support you in your personal, emotional, and spiritual growth. Jenni loves a good laugh, a good story and, most of all, connection with people. Jenni believes in your fundamental ability to transcend limitations and find the path that’s right for you so you can return to a joyful state.
It’s Been a Journey
A retired attorney, Jenni became a therapist after a successful 25-year career practicing corporate law at the highest levels of practice for Fortune 500 companies. It was during her retirement that Jenni felt the calling to start a new chapter in her life and career, finding her answer at Loyola University Chicago’s well-renowned Pastoral Counseling program.
In addition to her master’s degree from Loyola, Jenni has completed Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems and is currently training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She also holds a graduate certificate in Psychedelic-assisted Therapy and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In October of 2022, Jenni presented Psychedelic-assisted therapy: Integration vs. harm reduction at the American Counseling Association 2022 national Virtual Conference Experience, leveraging both her psychology and legal expertise.
Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Joy in Life following Loss and Trauma
After a significant and unexpected loss in her family while she was in college, Jenni felt herself asking “What does it all mean?” Later, as part of her commitment to service, Jenni became a hospice volunteer at JourneyCare Hospice in Glenview, where she has provided caregiver respite and patient support for nearly 20 years.
In addition to her own personal experience with loss and deep empathy for others who suffer from trauma, she is trained in several clinical tools to help, including EMDR. EMDR is a mental health treatment technique that facilitates the processing of traumatic memories and healing from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Fifty clinical trials since EMDR’s development show this technique is effective and can help a person faster than many other methods.
Jenni’s experiences have led her to become certain that everyone deserves to find meaning, purpose, and joy in life — no matter what journey, challenges, or experiences they’ve endured. She is committed to helping others as they work through PTSD and end of life anxiety. In combination with her spiritual training, Jenni offers a non-judgmental, holistic approach to counseling.
Above all else, Jenni is passionate about fostering hope, motivation, and encouragement.
In her free time, Jenni volunteers as a mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago and as a patient volunteer with JourneyCare Hospice in Glenview. She enjoys being outside, gardening, the opera, and travel. She and her husband are the proud “parents” of three miniature dachshunds.