She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Arts, MA Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Jennifer Simms-Coffey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Saline, MI. Jennifer works with young adults and adults who would like to improve their relationship with anxiety, stress, and change. They seek a space where they can process through heavy feelings like shame, guilt, or fear. Jennifer works with many college students who experience the challenges that come with independence and adult living. She also supports those whose ADHD is a barrier to them feeling balanced or grounded, as well as those who want to explore their identity or identities.
Jennifer takes a strengths-based approach to working with clients, which means that she believes each individual has unique traits that can be leveraged for their own healing or mental health journey. To Jennifer, her clients are resilient and strong, and they can use their past experiences of overcoming challenges as guidelines for how they can cope with current difficult situations. Jennifer practices Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which are both thought-based therapy modalities that aim to replace negative thought patterns with positive ones. Clients learn how to avoid the self-criticism that can cloud their beliefs about themselves, leading to increased self-esteem. They have an opportunity to talk openly about what’s on their minds with Jennifer in a safe, warm environment. When facing distress, Jennifer helps clients find effective coping strategies they can use both in session and outside of session.
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work as well as a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Chicago Institute of Professional Psychology. Social justice is a core part of her practice, and she strives to give clients a space to process through the impacts of systemic oppression and examine how their identities impact their life experiences.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 11 years