At its core, counseling is an interpersonal learning setting where a constantly evolving therapeutic relationship teaches us how to confront life’s challenges and stressors. Jennifer Hight believes in co-creating a personal experience for each client to better understand and experience emotion while developing a more adaptive life narrative; this increases self-awareness and ultimately moves clients toward transformation. Jennifer embraces her clients with compassion, curiosity, and authenticity, while encouraging them to become better aware of their growth edges as they navigate toward balance, self-acceptance, healthy boundaries, and positive change.
“In order to be who we truly are, we have to let go of who we think we are.”
– Ram Dass
At Foundations Counseling, Jennifer Hight works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – sexual abuse or assault, physical abuse or assault, emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, serious accident, illness, or medical procedure; historical, multigenerational, and cultural trauma; victim or witness to community violence, war, terrorism, or political violence; school violence, bullying, comorbid PTSD, complex PTSD, normal stress response, acute stress disorder, panic reactions, mental confusion, dissociation, insomnia, emotional numbing
- Addictions – alcohol, tobacco, opioids, prescription drugs, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines, hallucinogens, inhalants, impulsive control disorders, behavioral addictions including: sex, food, pornography, computers, internet, work, exercise, shopping, cutting, pain seeking, and spiritual obsessions; dual diagnosis: mental illness and substance abuse
- Sexuality and Gender Identity Exploration – discrimination, work-place discrimination, health care, transgender rights, sexual violence, healthy sexual expression, pregnancy, infertility concerns, post-partum depression, sexuality and intimacy counseling, sexual orientation, LBGTQ+, societal oppression, gender identification, safety, self-advocacy, suicidality, eating disorders, non-traditional relationships, men’s issues
- Family Relationships – adoptive and foster parenting, addictions and codependency, blended families, adolescent issues, couples and marital counseling, divorce recovery, pre-marital counseling, second marriages, trust and understanding, communication, conflict resolution, blended family, decision making for aging parents, family systems issues
Jennifer Hight is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fort Lewis College. Jennifer uses a relational approach to cognitive behavioral therapies as well as considering the psychodynamic importance of each client’s story. Together, these frameworks help to both inspire self-understanding and provide clients with skills and knowledge about themselves, others, and the world.
Jennifer is passionate about working with others on improving overall wellness and mental health by supporting her clients as they move through the process of discovering themselves again and again. Jennifer Hight has been helping others since 2007 in a variety of roles including: Case Manager, Youth Advocate, School Counselor, and finally, Professional Counselor. Jennifer Hight believes a strong therapeutic alliance can successfully alleviate emotional pain and discomfort by helping others heal through self-exploration and living a conscious lifestyle.