Few things in life are to be valued more than the well-being of ourselves and our families. We know, however, that there are times when living hurts, times when past emotional injuries continue to ache as open wounds, times when the world ceases to be a place of wonder and joy. Indeed, there are times when the relationships within our families become clouded by intense and often destructive motions; times when those close to us no longer give us solace. During these times, counseling and other therapeutic interventions can make a positive difference.

 

SARP serves individuals and families with significant mental health needs: many people suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression after experiencing sexual violence. Recently our organization has received funds to provide clients with free therapy services through Family Services' Therapy and Counseling Program. Working with a counselor, clients may address the roots of trauma and progress towards mental well-being. 

Our counselors offer  therapy to assist individuals in addressing:

• Adult adjustment concerns
• Anxieties and phobia
• Childhood adjustment concerns
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Grief and loss
• Self-esteem development
• Trauma (childhood and recent)
• Issues that affect functioning in home, school and/or work

What We Believe

Our primary objectives are to help adults and children in need. We believe each individual deserves to enjoy mental and emotional health and have an opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. Our programs reflect an understanding that the quality of life can be compromised by forces beyond an individual's control. We believe that while each individual has the ability to improve the quality of their lives, professional counseling or therapy can be a productive tool for positive changes.

 

Jennifer Weidner, MSW, LCSW

Jennifer Weidner is the  Director of the Counseling Program and has been with Family Services for 16 years. She has experience working with multiple populations and has provided services to individuals, couples, and families.

 

Jenifer Jelinek, MS, LPC

Jenifer Jelinek is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is trainied in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has over 5 years of experience in mental health settings including inpatient settings.

 

Professional Counseling

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