Jennifer Anderson

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMT3472)

Jennifer Anderson

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMT3472)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Emy Tafelski, MA, LMFT
Primary Credential: Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern - IMT3472
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $90 per 50 minute individual session; $130 per 75 minute relationship session
Evening Availability

Offices

2719 1st Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713

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My Approach to Helping

I believe in authenticity and meeting you as a fellow human.

I believe beauty is found in the vulnerable, brave moments when you choose to explore and grow. When you have space to discover and be your authentic self there is an expansiveness, which can sometimes feel like re-planting to a new pot – one with room to grow. It is important to me to honor your vulnerability, and work with you on releasing what is holding you back. It is okay to be exactly where you are right now and seek ways to move forward.

Relationships are integral to wholeness and well-being.

We are relational beings and I believe our greatest transformations take place in relationships: friendships, family, chosen family, and romantically. I also recognize that relationships can be pain points so I seek to offer space for unpacking and healing. I work with all gender expressions and identities as well as the myriad of relationship identities from monogamous to polyam. Regardless if you are exploring precommitmentpremarital to celebrating fifty+ years of togetherness, I work from a foundation of openness, curiosity, respect and accountability to power (ORCA). I am also pursuing specialized training in sex therapy as I believe our sexuality is a part of our wholeness and authenticity.

I am truly passionate about journeying with you as you move through your life experiences and toward your goals.
My training has included work with individuals, families, and couples working on issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions and relationship counseling. I feel especially passionate about helping you work through grief, spiritual roadblocks, and the intensity that life can sometimes bring.

Grief can be messy and unbearable – it throws you into a dark tunnel and threatens to keep you there. It can happen after the loss of a beloved person, or a pet, estrangement of a relationship, or ambiguous losses that can come with life transitions. If it is getting in the way of the life you deeply desire to live, I hope to collaborate to honor the grief and find ways for healing that are most authentic to you, relieving the stress and anxiety that can come with mourning.

Nourishing your spirit is a part of wholeness.

The spirit piece of us can be expressed in a myriad of ways. Some feel more spiritual, others find deep meaning in faith traditions and religious institutions, some find it harder to connect to that piece of them. How do you tend the spirit? Especially when it feels that the spirit has been hurt and harmed at the hands of faith traditions and religious institutions that once felt certain and safe? Shame, guilt, confusion, disappointment, anger – these, and more, can show up when your spirit is wounded. I strive to witness and walk with you to help untangle any confusion, set boundaries, and release shame. This will look as nuanced and unique as you and your story. I honor this as sacred work that is always led by you, your beliefs, and where you hope to go.

Thriving even when the world feels extra chaotic and loud.

In a culture that rewards competition and is often chaotic it can feel especially loud to those who identify as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) andor an Empath. As a fellow HSP, I understand the challenges and am passionate about helping you find ways to thrive – not just survive – the world around you. I hope to collaborate on ways to relieve anxiety, overwhelm, and low self-esteem. If you are unfamiliar with the terms HSP or Empath, but this is resonating I would be happy to explore and collaborate with you and your goals.

More Info About My Practice

I am a therapist at ME-Therapy, a practice dedicated to helping you find your way back to yourself, and each other, after the world knocks you around. It's a rough world out there, and it needs you to be exactly who you truly are. Uncover your brilliance!

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My first interaction with therapy found me in a place of profound overwhelm. I didn't really have the words or understanding, I just knew the struggles of every day were getting harder to power through. What I assumed would be processing a singular event became a journey of empowerment and healing through vulnerable self-discovery. I gained skills to care for myself better as well as strengthen my relationships with others. I discovered the power of authenticity and agency in my own story - no longer adopting the story others had written for me. These experiences contribute to who I am as a therapist. It is my privilege and honor to witness your journey as I know the sacredness and hard work of healing. I bring compassion to your pain and frustration, and hold hope for the opportunity of growth and change. I understand and seek to honor the vulnerability that comes with sharing your story. To encourage you along what can sometimes be a winding road to your most authentic self. I meet you where you are and strive to encourage and support your next steps.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    - individuals-adults (18+)
    - couples - premaritalpre-commitment, monogamous to polyamorous
    - families (all ages)
    - all gender expressions and identities
    - LGBTQIA
    - Highly Sensitive Persons

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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