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The philosophy at Sears Counseling is to support the whole person by getting to the root of the issue and teaching tools and strategies for long-term success, not just addressing the symptomatic problem. Equipping clients with the skills they need to be more effective and less stressed while achieving their professional and personal goals.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Sears Counseling serves clients in the greater Golden Isles area — offering them a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Cognitive Therapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.
Jennifer Sears, LPC, NCC
As a mental health therapist on Saint Simons Island, I work to assist individuals understand and overcome mental, emotional, and behavioral health concerns. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. I currently practice in the Coastal Georgia area. I am passionate about helping even the most challenging clients break through chronic, recurring mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, OCD, trauma and PTSD. Using evidence-based approaches to leverage a powerful set of clinical skills and practical interventions, I work to dramatically improve treatment outcomes for these challenging conditions and more.
My strength-based style promotes hope, provides support, and utilizes person centered, culturally competent approaches toward care. In all I do, I function by the practice of recovery focused principles of trust, understanding and respect. This leadership style often builds transparency and partnerships at all levels and promotes recovery, resilience, and self-determination in clients and families.
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 7
LPC #LPC010863 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is internationally recognized as a leading provider of national counselor certification. Based on its reputation for excellence in the examination field, NBCC has provided consultation services for examination and credential development to many other organizations.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Georgia. It does so by enforcing the education and training requirements established by law for licensure in each profession, by adopting and enforcing a code of ethics governing licensees, by establishing and enforcing continuing education requirements, and by addressing unlicensed practice in these professions.
Master of Art in Professional Counseling (M.A.)
Mental health professional who is trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental health and behavioral problems. This graduate degree provides enhanced understanding of human psychology through field-tested techniques and best practices for promoting the mental health and holistic wellness of clients in diverse communities.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Understanding human behavior requires that you have a grasp on how people develop from childhood to adulthood. At Liberty, we want to equip you with this knowledge so you can help your clients and coworkers improve their emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being. Throughout this degree, you will also learn how to organize, monitor, and interpret research.
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