Jennifer Bourque, MSW, LICSW
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I am a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with youth and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and challenges at work or school and in relationships. I recognize that all individuals experience their symptoms differently and respond to treatment in their own unique ways. For these reasons, I take the time to listen and collaborates with clients to explore and discover their needs and solutions together. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy and certified in nutrition and movement-based interventions for mental health issues.
The process of requesting therapy can be intimidating. My first priority in treatment is to create a safe space where people feel heard and respected. I look for resilience and encourage clients to notice their strengths. I believe that people generally do the best they can to manage their challenges with the tools they have. Some people come to therapy wanting to acquire some new tools, some come to learn how to live with the challenges, and others come to peel back the layers of the challenges and target them at the roots. I start exactly where clients are and I support them in creating and moving toward meaningful goals. The mind, body, and spirit are interconnected; I have found that attending to all three of these can enhance the effects of treatment. If a client expresses interest, I may provide educational materials on the role of diet and physical activity in mental health, encourage the client to engage in gentle stretches, and engage the client's spiritual framework in support of therapeutic goals.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Adoption & Fostering
- Anger Issues
- Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
- Divorce & Separation
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Family Conflict
- Obesity & Weight Management
- Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Stress/Stress Management
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Play Therapy & Sandtray
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Hispanic Or Latino
- Trauma Survivors