Jennifer Bradley has over twenty years of experience as a therapist and has been licensed in Alabama since 2003. Jennifer provides individual and group therapy to children, youth, and adults and has worked most often with women and youth. Over her career as a therapist she has had the privilege of working in the fields of adoption counseling, college counseling, school counseling, residential youth care and in grief therapy, among others. She has experience in a variety of therapeutic settings including educational settings both college and high school, private practice, residential youth facilities and hospital inpatient and partial hospitalization programs.
Jennifer is an authentic and open therapist who has experienced her own struggles with anxiety and depression and has had great success with clients who are suffering with these same issues. Jennifer’s goal with all clients is to promote growth and assist with change that increases the clients quality of life. In therapy Jennifer is a proponent of teaching methods, techniques and strategies for effective coping and getting “unstuck”. Using insight and the synthesizing of both the immediate and the past personal issues Jennifer has the ability to understand quickly, pinpoint the issue, and provide therapeutic interventions that specifically target the need. Her philosophy is one where she believes firmly in a client’s ability to heal from any past trauma and grow. She is especially equipped in assisting clients in moving from hopelessness to hopefulness and increasing resilience and she considers it a privilege to be a part of such a powerful process.
Many of her clients have described her as warm, genuine, and highly empathetic. Jennifer believes that authenticity and connection with the client have made her a successful therapist. Personally, she has always helped people and describes how she operated her first “non-profit private practice” in the sixth grade. At recess her classmates would line up and she would provide advice, much like ‘Lucy” from the Peanuts comic. Jennifer loves her children, her pets, and her alma mater, The University of Montevallo.