My name is Jenny Bates and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I use a transtheoretical approach to therapy and aim to provide the best approach and treatment style that matches each individual person and their needs.
The personality of the client and the types of issues that may be the focus of therapy will determine the techniques and specific methods used during treatment. A treatment focus and plan will be developed together and will specify the goals of therapy and methods for reaching those goals. Successful therapy will require the client to play an active role both during and between sessions to practice new skills and learn ways to strengthen them.
I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience with topics that include mental health diagnoses, trauma, couples counseling, anxiety, and personal self-care.
My communication style
I strive to connect with each person I work with to create a safe and protected space to be vulnerable and work through whatever issues they are dealing with. I will provide you with personalized service and work with you to better your situation.
My journey to therapy
I have always wanted to be a counselor! I truly enjoy working with people and I am fulfilled when I feel I have helped someone overcome an obstacle or situation that was difficult.
My goals for you
Goal setting is a collaborative effort. Together we will create realistic goals to work toward that you are comfortable with.
My first session with you
The first few sessions will be dedicated to getting to know one another and assessing your needs to determine a treatment plan.