JENNIFER NEWMAN COUNSELING & COACHING
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
WHO I AM AND HOW I WORK
I will meet you where you are at.
I am a patient therapist. We will work as fast or as slow as you want to work. We will address what you are ready to look at when you are ready to do so.
I love people, not in spite of, but because of our supposed flaws. I love those things that make us human and connect us. I love the ways that we try and fail and fumble our way through life at times.
We are predictable as human animals; we hurt, we rejoice, we worry in similar ways about similar things with different details. I find that common connection to be beautiful.
This is the perspective that informs my work; connection, love, patience.
I trained at the Southern California Counseling Center in Los Angeles as a member of their comprehensive counselor training program. While there I saw clients of diverse backgrounds with diverse concerns.
The bulk of my work has been in the field of residential treatment for mental health, addictions, and dual diagnosis. I was first the primary therapist at the women's residential program and later one of the clinical directors at Akua Mind Body in Newport Beach. In that capacity, I saw individuals, couples, and families struggling with complex trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more.
I have specialized training in Trichotillomania through the TLC foundation, as well as in EMDR and trauma therapy. My EMDR training was done with Dr. Stephen Dansiger of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
SERVICES I OFFER
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
My work with couples centers on communication and expectations. We all enter into relationships with different histories which affect the ways in which we perceive our partner's intentions and we often proceed as though perception is fact when in fact it is merely perception.
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy
Every family is a system. Each member of a family plays the roles that are assigned to them and over time it begins to feel as though these roles are the only option. They're not. All families are capable of change.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." Carl Jung
I work in the intersection of neuroscience and mindfulness. I want all of my clients to come away from our work feeling like they have a better understanding of the operating manual for being human, a greater level of love and acceptance for themselves and others, and more tools to handle whatever the world throws at them.
ADDICTIONS COACHING AND CASE WORK
"The answer to almost any question is more love" Me
I have worked in drug and alcohol treatment both as a therapist and as a clinical director. I understand that, at certain points in recovery, support with specific tasks and more directive interventions are what is top priority. I am a straight forward coach who is, as one client put it, "real AF". Although I always lead with love, I will not hesitate to hold you accountable for your own recovery.
At Jennifer Newman Counseling & Coaching, your mental health and well-being is important to me. I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and I get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive. Contact me today to see how I can help you and let’s discuss the wide range of options at your disposal.
9666 Olive Blvd, Ste 330, Creve Coeur, MO 63132