Jennifer Barker, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jennifer Barker, MA ATR-BC LPC CGP CCTP-II

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II) who has experience helping teenagers and adults through depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and trauma.

Although we cannot change our past, we can acknowledge its impact and change how we view it and ourselves. While working with clients, I encourage expression to gain self-awareness and to reshape narratives. Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times, such as grief and trauma. I practice therapy with a person-centered, trauma-informed, strength based approach to meet clients where they are and to help them make changes to start the healing process.

For some clients, verbal expression can be difficult. Creative expression can demonstrate one’s thoughts and feelings in a tangible way. Art Therapy can be helpful in exploring one’s thoughts and feelings and fostering self-awareness. As an Art Therapist, I have the ability and knowledge to bring artmaking into the therapy session and to help facilitate the healing process.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II). I have many years of experience helping people with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, body image, self-esteem, and addiction. I have experience practicing therapeutic techniques of Trauma Informed Care, CBT, DBT, and MI, as well as Crisis Intervention.

I am available for in person sessions, as well as telehealth.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Cigna
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United Healthcare
,
Upmc
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
PC012371
Pennsylvania
Board Certification(s)
Art Therapy
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Board Certified Registered Art Therapist
American Art Therapy Association
2019
Certified Grief Informed Professional
Evergreen Certifications
2021
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II
Evergreen Certifications
2022
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Art Therapy Association
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Seton Hill University
Art Therapy and Counseling
2014