Jennifer Staton, MA Resident in Counseling
Practicing Since: 2.5 years after completion of Counseling MA and 14.5 total years of working under licensed individuals performing counseling (Individual and group) and case management with clients.
Other Languages: None
Issues: Trauma, Relationship issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, substance abuse/dependence, stress, career issues.
Disorders Served: PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders
Special Populations Served: Those involved in the criminal justice system, veterans, abuse survivors, Substance abuse/dependence, and couples/divorce/blended family, Military
Personal belief about counseling (way of being and intervening):
Counseling is a tool that can be used to assist you, the ultimate authority in finding your answers. At times we can find ourselves disconnected from life, from others, from God and from ourselves for a variety of reasons. Sometimes having a third party, outside your immediate circle of support assist you in reconnecting and finding the answers you are looking for is an important step to take in personal progress. This can be done in a traditional office setting or it can be done in a variety of other ways with other tools that can assist you on your journey.
What clients should expect from sessions with you: What you can expect from our sessions is an exploration of what has been going on in your life, what is going on and where you want to be in life. We will set personalized goals for whatever it is that you have come to counseling for and we will work together to help you obtain those goals. There may be things that we agree upon that you take home to work on to prepare for the next session. Counseling is about growth and change, it isn’t easy and as a counselor, I cannot fix anything for you, but through counseling you can find your own way.