Jennifer Whitley MA, LPCA, NCC, Counseling in Wilmington, North Carolina, 28412

Jennifer Whitley


Jennifer Whitley


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision.
Primary Credential: LPCA - A13756
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • HealthChoice
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
Fees: $75 - $125 per session
Sliding Scale Available
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


1136 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

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My Approach to Helping

Sometimes, life doesn't work out the way we had envisioned. Our marriage isn't quite what we had hoped it would be, our children don't behave the way we would like, or maybe you haven't met the career goals you have set. Frequently, this can leave us feeling down or worried or frustrated. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life, please know that you aren't alone and that you don't have to continue feeling this way.

It can be intimidating to take that first step, but I am here to help. I offer a caring, judgment-free environment and work collaboratively with my clients to set and achieve their goals.

More Info About My Practice

I work with a wide range of clients including children, adolescents, couples, and women. I enjoy working with couples for marital and pre-marital counseling. I am Prepare-Enrich certified and use this in combination with the Gottman Method and Emotional Focused Couples Therapy to identify and break negative patterns in your relationship and establish a healthy, loving relationship. I also enjoy working with children and parents to address behavioral issues such as defiance, impulsivity, and aggressive behavior. Additionally, I enjoy working with women who are facing depression and anxiety, phase of life adjustments, and other issues.

I am paneled with major insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay rates. I offer evening appointments to accommodate my clients' school and work schedules.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as your therapist is to provide you with a warm, safe space, in which you can feel heard. I offer the role of an empathetic listener who is able to provide you with direction to assist you with setting and achieving your goals. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and other interventions to help you manage and overcome your struggles.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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