With over 25 years of experience in the mental health field, Jennifer brings a winding journey of knowledge to her practice having worked in inpatient mental health, residential, school and outpatient clinical settings and substance abuse programs. She often works well with clients who have not been satisfied with standard or traditional talk therapy.
Her therapy approach is holistic, integrative and tailored to the individual. She looks at the whole person, not through a lens of pathology but from a place of being in their environment and how the body, mind and spirit are involved in one's life trajectory. From this perspective, Jennifer works with people to identify and enhance their strengths as a foundational tool to address life's problems in day-to-day life. This can include looking at daily habits (diet, exercise, self care), lifestyle, thought patterns, stress management, spiritual wellness, etc. Jennifer has a psychodynamic orientation, and draws from attachment-oriented and trauma-informed perspectives that apply broadly.
Fully trained in Somatic Experiencing, and as a body-based trauma therapist she helps clients access sensation in the body as way to process past events without the necessity of classic talk therapy, in a way that helps to restore the nervous system from fight/flight/freeze responses. This therapy is also utilized with clients without trauma history. Jennifer incorporates mindfulness approaches as well as conventional modalities.
Please note this therapy is for private pay clients and while super bills can be provided, it is a good idea for you to determine if your insurance covers out of network providers, and to what extent.
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
Somatic Experiencing - A trauma-based therapy that addresses the psychological and physical symptoms in the body to process past events and restore the nervous system.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Jennifer Harrison is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 15 years
US Government, Clinical Social Worker, 2013 - 2020
Community Non Profit, Clinical Social Worker, 2009 - 2013
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2009