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Jennifer Gonzalez, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializations:

  • Intimate Relationships and Couples

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Existentialism

  • Stress, Loneliness, Guilt, and Shame

  • Identity and Authenticity

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Chronic Pain or Illness

Jennifer is bilingual!

(English/Spanish)

 

To request an appointment with Jennifer Gonzalez, click here.

Credentials & Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Master of Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC

  • Certificate from the Florida Psychoanalytic Center, Psychodynamic
    Psychotherapy (in-progress)

  • Certificate from the William Alanson White Institute, Interpersonal Psychoanalytic            Psychotherapy Program (in-progress)     

Client Focus:

 Jennifer works with individuals aged 16 and up, providing therapy tailored to their specific

needs and life stages.

Specializations:

  • Intimate Relationships and Couples: Jennifer specializes in helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of their relationships. She provides guidance and support in communication, conflict resolution, and strengthening emotional bonds.
     

  • Grief and Loss: Jennifer has expertise in helping clients cope with the pain and challenges associated with loss, whether it be the death of a loved one, a significant life change, or the end of a relationship. She offers a compassionate and empathetic space for clients to

process their grief.

 

  • Life Transitions: Jennifer assists individuals in managing various life transitions, such as career changes, relocation, divorce, or becoming an empty-nester. She helps clients navigate the emotions and uncertainties that often arise during these periods of change.

 

  • Existentialism: Jennifer is knowledgeable in existential therapy, which explores the meaning and purpose of life, the search for personal authenticity, and the role of freedom and responsibility. She supports clients in exploring existential questions and finding their own sense of meaning.

 

  • Stress, Loneliness, Guilt, and Shame: Jennifer helps clients address and manage stress, loneliness, guilt, and shame. She provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore these emotions, develop coping strategies, and work towards self-acceptance.

 

  • Identity and Authenticity: Jennifer supports clients in exploring their identity, including questions related to gender, sexuality, and cultural or personal identity. She helps clients find authenticity and develop a stronger sense of self.

 

  • LGBTQIA+: Jennifer is LGBTQIA+ affirming and has experience working with individuals from diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. She provides a supportive and understanding environment for LGBTQIA+ clients.

 

  • Chronic Pain or Illness: Jennifer assists individuals dealing with chronic pain or illness in coping with the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges. She helps clients develop strategies to improve their quality of life and manage the impact of their condition.

Modalities:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Jennifer utilizes psychodynamic therapy to help clients explore unconscious patterns, past experiences, and the influence of early relationships on their current thoughts and behaviors. This approach promotes self-awareness and personal growth.

 

  • Relational Therapy: Jennifer focuses on the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for change. She examines how clients relate to others and helps them develop healthier

relationship patterns.

 

  • Existential Therapy: Jennifer employs existential therapy techniques to help clients explore questions related to meaning, purpose, and freedom. This approach encourages clients to take responsibility for their choices and pursue personal growth.

 

  • Attachment Theory: Jennifer incorporates attachment theory to understand how early relationships and attachment patterns influence current relationships and emotional well-being. She helps clients develop secure and healthy attachment styles.

 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Jennifer uses emotionally focused therapy to enhance emotional bonds and improve communication within couples or family systems. This approach focuses on creating secure and fulfilling connections.

 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Jennifer utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy to help clients accept difficult emotions, clarify values, and commit to actions aligned with their values. This approach promotes psychological flexibility and resilience.

Jennifer Gonzalez, LCSW, strives to create a warm, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for her clients. She believes in empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges, find meaning, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. With her diverse range of specializations and therapy modalities, Jennifer is dedicated to helping clients achieve personal growth, self-acceptance, and overall well-being.

 

To request an appointment, click here

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