Jennifer Carter received her LCSW in Indiana in 2011. Trained as a medical social worker, Jennifer understands the impact of mental and emotional health on the whole body and she uses a biopsychosocial approach in her work. Jennifer believes the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the heart of the healing process and a central component for lasting behavioral change. She works to provide a safe environment where people can discuss their life experiences and make steps towards change.
Most of her clinical practice has focused on maternal mental health and perinatal mood disorders, including perinatal depression, anxiety, and traumatic birth experiences. In addition, she works more generally with adults with trauma, anxiety, depression. Her preferred treatment modalities include: cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional and mindfulness based therapy, motivational interviewing, brief solution focused therapy, and trauma focused interventions. Outside of her private practice, she enjoys running and exploring local parks.
I believe in the relationship that I build with my clients and view this as a core to our work together. Building mutual trust, respect and collaboration leads to better outcomes overall for treatment. In my practice, I first work to establish a collaborative relationship and help my clients with pressing concerns, and then help them identify goals and make steps towards change. I work with the client to explore their beliefs and thoughts and how they have evolved over time. In and outside of the sessions, clients learn and implement skills to make changes. I use different treatment modalities based on the goals my clients identify–these might include cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional and mindfulness techniques, brief solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.