My approach is integrative and holistic, blending elements from different therapeutic methods and tailoring treatment to your individual and unique needs. My sessions draw from insight-based, cognitive/behavioral-based, relational, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies.
While working together, you will work on gaining insight into the issues you are facing, tuning into your body and your intuition to help facilitate change, and learning about and implementing different tools and strategies to help you feel better. I believe everyone intuitively knows what they need to heal and lead a fulfilling life.
-Jennifer Molinari, LCPC, NCC, Cht
My Specialties Include
- Life changes/Adjustments
- Self-Esteem and Empowerment
- Imposter Syndrome
- Decision Making
- Setting Boundaries
- Speaking Up/Being Assertive
- Career & Life Path
- Dating & Relationships
- Developing better communication skills with your partner
- Sex & Intimacy
- Co-DependencyFamily of Origin Issues
- Pregnancy/Childbirth/Motherhood Issues
Modalities that inform my approach
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This approach can help you identify negative core beliefs and unhelpful thinking patterns, which can help you change unwanted behaviors allowing you to feel better.
This is a form of CBT that can help you learn how to tune into the relationship between how your thoughts affect how you feel and how to tap into the present moment through visualization, meditation, and breathing techniques.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
A therapeutic approach that stems from CBT but that is action-oriented. This approach can help you learn how to accept difficult emotions and feelings holding you back from leading a purposeful life.
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
This approach helps people suffering from shame and guilt and who are very self-critical. With this approach, you can learn how to identify and interact with your "inner critic" in a more healthy way and learn how to increase self-compassion. You can learn to increase self-compassion by building an awareness of the connection between your mind and body through visualizations, mindfulness, and CBT techniques.
This approach can help you learn how your current relationship behavior is connected to your past relationships. The issues you experience in relationships often occur within the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, the therapeutic relationship is often used as a model to help reveal and transform unconscious behavior patterns affecting current relationships to allow you to engage in happier and healthier relationships.
This process is where a trained hypnotherapist helps you relax deeply with focused concentration. Once in this state, the hypnotherapist can help you access your inner resources to help change thoughts and behaviors.
This is an approach used in therapy that focuses on your positive strengths and inner resources. The goal is to help you build a positive mindset and to improve resilience. The belief with this approach is that everyone can deal with complex and stressful situations.
This is an approach where we look for solutions to your problems together. Together we will explore your goals and devise a plan for how to reach your goals.
Johns Hopkins University -Columbia, MD
Master of Arts- Clinical Community Counseling
University of Delaware- Newark, DE
Bachelor of Arts- Psychology
Certifications and Professional Training
Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP):
Integrative Sex Therapy Institute & PESI/Evergreen
CBT Training- PESI
ACT Training- PESI
Perinatal Mental Health Training- Post-Partum Support International
Hypnosis Training & Certification:
American Hypnosis Training Academy in Rockville, MD
Patti Sapp at Quiet Time Hypnosis in Ellicott City, MD
Certified through the American School of Hypnosis
Yoga Nidra Training