We're Here to Listen
We're Here to Listen
You’re stuck in a cycle of wake up, go to work, come home, cook dinner, take care of your family, attempt to sleep and can’t because your brain just won’t turn off? Then wake up even more exhausted than the day before…just to do it all over again.
That’s why I’m here: to help you break through the cycle of stress, and exhaustion to get to the life that you really want, and really deserve.
You can turn that negative voice in your head off and replace it with one that keeps you pumped up and excited for life.
Imagine loving your life because you have found your passion, your drive, your worth. You are living your life fearlessly! You have a relationship that fulfills you, a rocking support system, and most importantly—you love you! Because you’re an awesome fearless woman, who just got stuck along the way.
Together we can help you find your way back
Katie looked like she had it all together; she keeps it together all day and appears to be adulting like a rockstar! While in the background the negative thoughts are running in her head that she is not doing enough, she is feeling miserable and flat out exhausted with ZERO energy.
She puts on a brave face for the world, yet inside she feels alone and terrified that one day, the façade will crack wide open. Then everyone in her life will have their eyes opened to all of her faults and see her for the worthless, stupid, unlovable women that she thinks she is.
Katie kept up the false appearance for so long before it started to crack.
Mistakes at work, arguments with her spouse, eating anything and everything in sight, and binge watching Netflix like it was going out of style, layng on the couch after work with no energy to take care of her family. Katie felt more alone and more worthless than ever.
“How did I get here? What happened to that driven, passionate, happy, fun, excited woman that I use to be? Where did she go?”
Katie realized that she needed some help to break her out of her cycle of negative thoughts that were rolling around in her head each day. That’s when Katie and I met. She started therapy to learn what the source fueling her negative voice is. Working together, Katie and I found the source of the negative voice, because it was that voice that was keeping Katie stuck.
Katie learned how to replace that negative voice with a positive, encouraging, and empowering voice. This new positive voice showed Katie how she can stop just surviving but how to start thriving in her life.
If you met Katie today, you would see a woman that is thriving in her life. She has energy, she is happy, she is closer to her spouse, she is playing with her kids, enjoying time with her friends, sleeping through the night, and able to make decisions that are healthy for herself. She feels amazing about who she is and loves her life. Katie went from being her own worst enemy to her own best friend.
We are a tele-therapy practice.
This means all the session are done over the computer in a live video format. Once you have schedule your session you will be sent a confidential link to your virtual therapy room each week.
The main focus of your sessions will be what is important for you to talk about that day. I will ask you questions, ask you how you are feeling, what you are thinking, and we will practice skills to help you to get rid of the negative self talk. On your 1st session we will talk about what brought you in for therapy, what your expectation are, and yes we will talk about your childhood and family members. This helps me understand your background and world better.
What’s most important is what is happening in your life day to day and week to week. What’s a good day look like? How about a bad day? What is that negative inner voice saying to you when you feel your worst? What do you want from life? What do you wish was different right now? Asking questions is how we will get to know each other and get clear on your therapeutic goals, and how you see success.
It will take time for you and I to get to know each other, for you to feel more comfortable and relaxed in our sessions. That is part of the process. This is also why I require my clients to attend weekly at the beginning. It speeds up the process and helps build momentum toward your goals.
Bring a notebook/journal to your sessions. You may want to take notes and remember what we talked about. A lot of clients will jot down a few items that come up throughout the week that they want to discuss these items in the next session. Instead of “oh I wish I had remembered to talk about that in therapy” write it down, and bring it in. Even if you feel like you have 4 totally different topics written down, bring it in. There could be an underlying theme that is worth exploring – that part is my job and I love it.
It’s a team approach. You bring in the data and details, together we create the big picture (i.e. the changes you want to make), I help us make it all make sense.
That’s Me, Jennifer McLucas (you can call me Jenn). I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, in the State of Maryland (Licence #LC8298). Since I was little, helping people was always something that was important to me. I want people to be the best version of themselves they can be. I was in counseling myself and loved the process of talking one on one with someone that was an outsider to my family.
I have been working in the field of helping people for many years, in many different areas. After completing my undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University, I made a decision to continue my education at McDaniel College earning a Master's degree in Community Mental Health. Since then I have had different experiences in different clinical settings working with people who suffer and are looking for change from anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
The best chapter of my journey is right here and now! It is my joy and pleasure to work with strong, passionate, driven women each day. It is a beautiful thing to watch my clients change, grow and reclaim their lives.