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I earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology from NAU in 2001 and a Master of Art's Degree in Community Counseling from NAU in 2006. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My work experience ranges from psychiatric inpatient work to outpatient behavioral health work with adults, children, and families. I am also an infant mental health specialist with several years experience providing Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Relationship Therapy, and attachment work. In addition, I am a registered Meditation/ Mindfulness Teacher through The School of Positive Transformation. I recently completed a 250 hour Hatha Yoga Instructor Certification through Aura Wellness.
Overall experience includes over 21 years working with clients with different presenting concerns; such as depression, anxiety, burnout, addiction issues, conflict resolution, family conflict, parenting issues, trauma histories, and other various emotional and behavioral health challenges. I have over 8 years leadership experience in various roles as a Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director.
I like to use a person centered approach and I value the importance of a good therapeutic relationship, I try to provide a safe space for you and to support whatever you are going through. It can be so good to have a space free of judgement with someone who is not involved - to provide an objective point of view for you ! I draw from a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices as part of the therapeutic interventions. I include a combination of homework assignments, journaling, and messaging in addition to our scheduled sessions together. I am a firm supporter of self care practices and the use of meditation and mindfulness to benefit the whole person.
My counseling philosophy is one that explores experiences and belief systems to look at how these impact emotions and behaviors and thus have an impact on overall mental health symptoms. My expertise allows you to develop your own perspective of problem solving and empowers you to make the changes needed in order to accomplish your goals. This work is collaborative and together we can find what works best for you.
I was born and raised in Arizona. My husband and I are blessed with one daughter and a family of fur babies. In my spare time I enjoy my meditation practice, walking/ yoga, traveling, outdoors, and family time.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AZ LPC LPC-13230
Jennifer's exceptional ability to pinpoint the challenges I face has been invaluable in my journey of self-improvement. Her insightful and motivating feedback has inspired me to delve deeper into my own reflection, empowering me to recognize the transformative steps I need to take.
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
She is excellent at teaching. I came here hoping to learn some skills for managing emotions and responding better to situations. I learned more in just three weeks than I expected to learn at all. I feel like I have been able to grasp what she is saying and actually put it into practice.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
The first time I spoke with Dr. Enders I felt at ease, which made opening up in communication much easier.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Jen is amazing, and I continue to talk to her because she is a great listener and gives pertinent advice. You can tell she cares and is knowledgeable.
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem
Jennifer Enders is kind, compassionate, and is the best of the many therapists I have worked with throughout the years. I highly recommend her!
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd
Jennifer is amazing! She's flexible and works with you to build a plan. She's interactive and supportive and doesn't just shove self help books down your throat. Love her!
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes