Jennifer Freiburg, LCPC

Counseling Approach

I believe 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 these changes. I see my role as working with individuals to figure out how to make a situation better by using an individual's strengths. I enjoy working with all types of people and strive to be dynamic to address each situation I am met with in a way that will be effective and help meet a person's needs. I have much experience working with kids and teens but also meet frequently with adults.


I provide counseling services to children, teens, adults, and families. I believe it is important for the client and therapist to work together to create change. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including play and art for children. I enjoy tailoring these techniques to meet the needs of each client. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western Illinois University. While attending WIU, I completed an internship at a community mental health center and worked on the student hotline, providing crisis intervention over the phone. I 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, I completed a summer internship with a sexual assault crisis program, where I provided counseling to survivors of sexual assault and group therapy to homeless women. I attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and obtained a master’s in clinical psychology. During this time, I 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.

I continued my professional career as a child and adolescent therapist in a community mental health center in East St. Louis. My primary clients were children and teens in foster care. In this capacity, I provided counseling to these children and their foster families, as well as assessing them during times of crisis. Next, I worked in 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, I provided in-home counseling to families living in the city of St. Louis, working primarily with women and their children. Throughout my career, I have 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


Location: Edwardsville


  • Children (4-12)
  • Teens  (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents and Pre-Teens
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Adults
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement / Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Families
  • Children
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College Students
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confidence
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Therapy
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Professional Experience

  • 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.
  • Crisis intervention.

Education and Credentials

  • L.C.P.C. in Illinois (What's This?)
  • M.A. from Roosevelt University
  • B.A. at Western Illinois University