Jennifer (pref: Kat) Steinmetz, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)

Jennifer (pref: Kat) Steinmetz, MA, NCC

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I work with couples as well as individual adults of all ages. Having lived abroad, I have worked with many different cultures and races and am sensitive to and curious about your unique experiences. With individuals, I specialize working with the frustration, anxiety, and confusion of “something just feels off”; I also work with those who’ve experienced traumas. With couples, I particularly like working with partners who feel stuck, unheard, or uncertain. I am not a believer of "normal" and encourage exploration of authenticity, of what clicks for you.

Sometimes, it’s about where to start. How will you talk to this stranger, – why would you and where to even begin? I offer 15-minute phone chats so you can “pre-meet” me and get that initial edge out of the way. Since you are hiring me, why not find out if I will be a good fit for you?

My lived experiences (here and abroad; parent and partner; several professions from employee to entrepreneur to student) are important to my work. As a National Certified Counselor, I have also passed the national exam for Marriage and Family Therapy, and am completing the required supervisory hours toward licensure.

In sessions, I work with your external and internal family systems so that you can understand how critically important your voice is. Whether you want to (re)learn how to communicate; to listen better; to express your needs and feel seen; to be safely angry; to be clearly understood; to improve your relationship as partner or parent, I can work with you. Your journey is not just about finding your path and your passions but about finding your voice. I want to help you to recover a more daring, loving self – someone who is more and not less.

I look at where you have been as well as where you are going; the challenges you have faced and the ones you are facing; the moments of silent outrage, fear, or confusion. I listen to and respect all parts of you who wish to be heard. I understand trauma and its many manifestations and can be present for where you've been, where you are, and where you dream (or dream of dreaming!) of going next.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$30.00 - $80.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
Professional Certification(s)
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Messiah University