Hello! I am Jennifer Molinari and I am a licensed and board-certified psychotherapist (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) and a National Certified Counselor in the State of Maryland. I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Certified HypnoBirthing® Instructor (through the HypnoBirthing® Institute) and I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Yoga Nidra Meditation.
I have 17 years of counseling experience and I have extensive experience in working with individuals, families, and couples. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 1997 and my Masters Degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2002.
I have worked with many populations over the years giving me a diverse range of experience. For many years, my focus and passion was working with children and families in community mental health settings both in Baltimore City and later in Howard County. Eventually, I decided to branch out on my own, and launch my own practice.
I use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy to promote change, healing and growth. I have received formal training in Eriksonian Hypnosis through the American Hypnosis Training Academy in Rockville, MD and I have received private training in hypnosis through Patti Sapp at Quiet Time Hypnosis in Ellicott City, MD. I am certified through the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and through The American School of Hypnosis.
My counseling approach is strength based which means I don't view my clients as being "broken" or in need of being "fixed." I am a solution-focused therapist, and during sessions my clients learn how to access their own personal truths and values, enabling them to live more harmonious lives. In addition, my clients learn how to think in more positive and effective ways so that they can live their lives with a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment.
If my approach resonates with you then I look forward to hearing from you! I also welcome you to contact me if you have any questions.