Jennifer Meyer offers a compassionate, supportive approach to the therapeutic relationship - meeting clients where they are and helping them to find hope and discover their true potential. Jennifer believes that a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship is the key to her clients' healing and growth. Through empathic listening, providing insight, and gently challenging clients, Jennifer helps her clients increase self-awareness and self-efficacy, ultimately leading to healthier relationships and improved self-esteem.
Jennifer feels passionate about her work, and strives to help her clients learn the tools they need to achieve greater happiness and more effective interpersonal relationships. She is dedicated to personal and professional growth, and loves to watch her clients grow and become the people they strive to be by making healthy changes.
Jennifer enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, and is experienced with helping a wide variety of clients. Through gentle humor and warmth, she helps clients feel more comfortable with the counseling process.
At Foundations Counseling, Jennifer Meyer works with clients who seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:
- Individual Counseling — anger management, anxiety, bipolar disorder, codependency, depression, divorce recovery, eating disorders, issues of race and multiculturalism, life coaching, self-esteem, stress, substance use recovery, trauma, abuse, and PTSD
- Marriage and Couples Counseling — attachment, codependency, communication, divorce recovery, intimacy, second marriages
- Family Counseling — communication, conflict resolution, divorce and custody transitions in families, parenting, step family/blended family, substance abuse issues in families
- Teen Counseling — anxiety, bullying / assertiveness training, cutting and self-injury, depression, eating disorders, family communication, social and relationship problems, step-family issues
Jennifer Meyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Clinical Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in English. Jennifer's therapeutic approach includes: client-centered therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family systems theory, and existentialism. The use of interpersonal processing techniques forms the foundation of her overall approach to therapy. In this approach, the emphasis is on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Using the relationship, the goal is to provide clients with reparative experiences that will allow them to create more affirming and effective self-narratives. Frequently, due to developmental and attachment injuries, many people learned early on to cope in unhealthy ways in order to manage unmet needs. Although these dysfunctional ways of coping are created unconsciously to avoid or minimize anxiety, they often create conflict in romantic, family, and work relationships. By focusing on the relationship between myself and the client in a "safe" space, clients are encouraged to test out new, more effective interactions in the therapeutic relationship while gaining instant feedback.