Better Life Counseling Services

Helping you achieve the better life you deserve

Jennifer Strickland, LPC-MHSP

Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with individuals (10 and up), families and groups. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Jennifer completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at Baylor University in 2002 and moved to Tennessee where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2006. Jennifer has a variety of experience, including providing safe and supportive therapeutic space for LGBTQ teens and adults, intensive work using evidence-based counseling tools to support individuals with chemical addictions, and coaching individuals on learning new coping skills to deal with life’s stressors including depression and anxiety.

Areas of Interest (Ages 10 and up):

  1. Gender Identity/Gender Spectrum
  2. Relationships, both personal and professional
  3. Life Transitions, including Grief/Loss
  4. Depression and other Mood Issues
  5. Anxiety, including panic, social anxiety, and OCD
  6. Trauma/PTSD
  7. Self-Esteem
  8. Addictions, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, overeating, etc.
  9. Social skills and recovery from bullying
  10. LGBTQ support
  11. Family Coaching
  12. Life Skill-Building

Personal Philosophy:

I am privileged to do what I do as a counselor and an advocate for individuals that chose to share parts of their life story with me. I am a whole-hearted individual and professional, and provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space to process feelings and use my services as a sounding board for contemplation and facilitation of personal growth in one’s life. I incorporate an eclectic treatment philosophy, including unconditional positive regard, motivational interviewing, coaching, education and skill-building. I use Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), along with more extensive aspects of Mindfulness, a warm sense of humor and empowerment. I feel honored when an individual calls on me to walk with them on this leg of life’s journey and I view this therapeutic relationship as sacred and worthy of utmost respect.