Jennifer Goss –  MA, NCC, LCPC, CCTP, CGP, CTMH

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.”  While you may not see hope or a light at the end of your tunnel, I do. I will hold onto your hope and help you turn on your light.

Licensed since 2011, Jennifer earned her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Schaumburg, IL.  Upon graduating, Argosy accepted her into the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program, followed up in 2019 with her Ph.D. Training in Counselor Education and Supervision at Adler University, Chicago., IL. While Jennifer finishes her dissertation at Adler University, she also is an adjunct instructor for master-level students in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, who hope to obtain their own clinical counseling license once complete.

Jennifer works with children (2-12), adolescents (13-18), young adults (19-24), adults, families, and couples, and has run many teen support groups, personal growth groups, and assertiveness training groups. She uses a variety of methods to suit each client or couple with a motto of “super easy, super cheesy.” The smaller, sillier, and creative the idea. It’s her philosophy that the use of humor can ease anxiety and tension towards certain activities and have the added benefit of helping clients internalize discussions/sessions from the session.

Jennifer also completed two internships as a Legal Advocate and a children’s Counselor at two different women’s domestic abuse shelters while pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees. There, she was tasked with providing the shelter staff, interns, and volunteers with child and adolescent trauma training. She comes from private practice in Wisconsin where she facilitated family therapy and couples’ therapy with the goal of working on communication and problem solving while supporting each individual member in a safe and fair environment. 

Jennifer helps others to be their best self with confidence and security in a supportive and empowering space. After all, you are trusting her with your innermost thoughts, where together you can create awareness to move forward.

Jennifer is a lover of adventure, anything from motorcycles, ropes courses, paddle boarding, hiking, and horseback riding. When not adventuring, Jennifer likes to read both professionally and recreationally, go out to movies, and enjoy tv shows with her significant other and their two cats and three dogs.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral Issues

  • ODD

  • Depression

  • Bullying

  • Family Therapy

  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Domestic Violence

  • Sexual Assault/Abuse

  • PTSD and Trauma

Approaches:

  • Solution Focused

  • Strengths-Based

  • CBT

  • Client-Centered

  • Gottman Couples Therapy Level I & II

Education & Certifications

  • Ph.D. Education & Supervision

  • MA Community Counseling

  • Certified Grief Counseling Specialist

  • A Certified Group Psychotherapist

  • CTMH  Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider