Jennifer  Goolsby
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Jennifer Goolsby

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A National Certified Counselor, NCC Master of Education, MEd Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Alabama Accepting Online

I can see clients face-to-face in Alabaster, Alabama if desired.

Updated July 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Burnout
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Jenni Goolsby is a Counselor in Alabaster, Alabama. She works with individuals, couples, and families,many of Jenni’s clients need to address anxiety, depression, and burnout. She wants to help you shift from feeling overwhelmed, reactive, and striving to feel encouraged, proactive, and thriving.

Jenni is trained in cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and client-centered therapy. She works together with you to create a healthy and productive life that includes satisfying work, strong relationships, meaningful play, and supportive love to help you bring your life back into balance. In the session, Jenni focuses on your values and strengths. She collaboratively develops coping strategies and grounding tools to refine your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of what it means to be healthy. This approach helps clients learn to manage the intense emotions they're experiencing with confidence and deal with life-changing situations, stressful conditions, or relationship conflicts. Jenni wants to help you feel less overwhelmed and reduce depression, anxiety, and isolation to move forward to a healthier version of yourself.

Jenni's style is client-centered, compassionate, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, they work to develop a solid relationship and a comfortable rapport where they feel safe and heard.

Jenni received their MEd. from The University of Montevallo and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has worked for 28 years in education, working with students, families, and leaders experiencing stress that lead to anxiety, depression, and burnout. Jenni believes life transitions and overwhelm can paralyze you to take action and she wants to help you create a clear path forward. Jenni offers primarily remote therapy sessions but can offer in-person at an office in Alabaster, Alabama.


Message to clients

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort to assist in identifying personal, emotional, and relational stressors that negatively impact your mental and physical well-being. Counseling can build the capacity in you to identify and develop coping skills and strategies to manage the impact of life difficulties, reduce negative thoughts and reactions, improve challenging relationships, cope with social pressure, and maintain work/life balance. We will work together to identify goals, identify strengths and potential, and promote behavior change to be able to contribute to relationships in a positive manner and improve your overall outlook. I want to improve the quality of your life and help you fulfill your dreams and goals in a safe and inviting space. Taking the first step can be scary, but I will work hard for you to create a space where you grow, heal pain and start moving forward with confidence


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jennifer Goolsby is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $85 (50min)
  • Pre-Zencare Individual session: $75 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about possible hours on this day
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

JLG Counseling, Counselor, 2022 - Present
Shelby County Schools, Teacher, Principal, Adminstrative Coordinator, 1994 - 2021

The University of Montevallo, Master of Education, Couples and Family Counseling, 2022
The University of Montevallo, Master of Education, Educational Leadership, 2001
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, 1992


Licensure

Alabama: ALC04197


Languages

English