Takes most commercial insurances: BadgerCare, Security Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, United Health Care, WPS, etc. Please call the Member Service number on the back of your insurance card to find out if you are covered. Does NOT take Medicare or Medicaid with HMO of Group Health if live in Chippewa County.
Specializes in the following:
- Anger management
- Childhood behaviors
- Emotion dysregulation
- Discord between family members
Training & Credentials:
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1999, and a Master Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Community Counseling from Lakeland College in 2014. Jennifer completed her training license with Caillier Clinic working in-home with children on the Autism spectrum and their families.
Jennifer has been extensively trained in behavioral treatments with the Autism Treatment Team and Behavioral Intervention Team. Jennifer has also been extensively trained in anger management in children and adults.
Jennifer specializes in counseling individuals to include children and adults as well as families and couples. Jennifer offers a multitude of services for a variety of issues to include child behavior problems, depression and anxiety, marital distress, anger, emotional dysregulation, and discord between family members and couples. Jennifer also completes anger assessments, parent fitness evaluations, and custody studies.
Jennifer is very dedicated and practical in her therapeutic approach which allows her to effectively intervene in difficult situations and improve areas of concern quickly. Jennifer has worked with individuals and families regarding divorce, abuse, anger and family discord. She also has experience working with individuals of all ages with disabilities to help be more independent with their lives, making healthy choices, money management and employment. People who have worked with Jennifer would say that she is supportive, listens to other’s needs, helpful, and resourceful.
You would go to the doctor for a rash, this is just another part of your body that needs to be taken care of.
As a therapist, having the School Based Mental Health available for students is very important in many aspects. School is an area where children spend a great amount of their time and the schools are able to work with the therapists to help in any areas that they may be struggling in. The schools have all been very open with working with me as a therapist and the children are able to still get services that are needed for either home or school issues without having to miss more time at school since the therapy is able to be done right at the school settings. Being able to provide this service for families is a great asset for everyone involved.
As a parent having the School Based Mental Health available has been very helpful with my child. The process has gone smoothly from the initial contact to being able to choose a therapist that may work best with my child to the therapist working directly with my child. This is also helpful that they are able to come directly to my child at the school so that they are missing less school and I as a parent need to miss less work as well. Overall the whole experience has been a positive one for both myself and my child.
School-based mental health services allow a child to receive much needed services regularly without the inconvenience of scheduling around after school activities or parents having to take time off work.
We have more kids than ever receiving care and it is largely because of your work with families and your follow-through! I really appreciate having the Mental Health Navigator position because so many more of our students are receiving therapy.
Cardinal Care takes the frustration out of making the initial connection with a mental health therapist and allows for services to occur in both the office setting or, if appropriate, the school setting.