Jennifer Freiburg, LCPC
Jennifer provides individual and family counseling to children, teens, and adults. During her career, she has assisted families with a variety of concerns, such as domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, depression, anger management, anxiety, family conflict, and gender identity concerns. Jennifer believes that much of the time a person knows what is needed to improve their situation; they simply need some additional ideas to make this happen or a different perspective to spark the known changes. Jennifer sees her role as working with individuals to figure out how to make a situation better by using an individual's strengths. Jennifer enjoys working with all types of people and strives to be dynamic to address each situation.
Jennifer believes it is important for the client and therapist to work together to create change. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including play and art for children and enjoys tailoring these techniques to meet the needs of each client.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western Illinois University. While attending WIU, she completed an internship at a community mental health center and worked on the student hotline, providing crisis intervention over the phone. Jennifer also volunteered for the local domestic violence/sexual assault hotline and assisted with a therapy group for children from violent homes. After graduating from Western, she completed a summer internship with a sexual assault crisis program, where she provided counseling to survivors of sexual assault and group therapy to homeless women. Jennifer attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and obtained a master’s in clinical psychology. During this time, she worked in a group home for chronically mentally ill adults and completed an internship that involved providing individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention to incarcerated male adolescents.
Jennifer continued her professional career as a child and adolescent therapist in a community mental health center in East St. Louis where her primary clients were children and teens in foster care. In this capacity, she provided counseling to these children and their foster families, as well as assessed them during times of crisis. Next, she worked at an agency as a family therapist, providing in-home counseling to adolescents and their families. For many of these families, the teens were running away or being locked out of the home by their parents. The focus of counseling was to reunify the families. Most recently, Jennifer provided in-home counseling to families living in the city of St. Louis, working primarily with women and their children. Throughout her career, Jennifer has been fortunate to work with a variety of concerns, such as family conflict, sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, depression, substance use, anger management, delinquency, teen pregnancy, homelessness, and chronic mental illness.
Phone: 618-248-2040 x8
Areas of Focus (Bold Denotes Special Interest)
Adoption and Foster Care
Bereavement / Grief
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Individual, family, and group counseling in an agency and private-practice setting.
In-home counseling to children and families to promote cohesion and address problematic behaviors.
Education and Credentials
L.C.P.C. in Illinois (What's This?)
M.A. from Roosevelt University
B.A. at Western Illinois University