Brief Educational Bio
Bachelors in Psychology, Bates College
Masters in Clinical Social Work, Smith School for Social Work
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the state of Massachusetts
Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapy
Professional Certified Coach by the ICF
After growing up near Boston, Massachusetts Jennelle first studied Psychology at Bates College in Maine. She later completed a Masters in Clinical Social Work at Smith School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. This provided the foundation for her psychodynamic and integrative talk-therapy approach. Before moving abroad she gained experience in family, group and individual therapy in her work with hospice patients & families, Veterans, and patients in an intensive psychiatric outpatient program.
Not knowing how Jennelle could continue my career upon arriving in Munich, she learned German in order to work as a counsellor at a Sozial Psychiatrischer Dienst. Jennelle also worked on a multi-professional therapeutic team for patients with Psychosis at the Soteria within the Isar-Amper-Klinikum Munich before opening a private practice with recognition as a Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy.
Professional Coaching Certification
Jennelle’s desire to coach came out of her experience at the short-term day-treatment program at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Working with individuals of all ages who chose to take time out of their routine in search of a significant life change, she saw this “time-out” to be transformative. For example, when clients lose a job or retire, they are given an important opportunity to use this “road-block.” With the right reframing, one can see this obstacle as a chance to focus on values of health and redirect to take balance and well-being into account. Through this work, Jennelle has seen that choosing to live according to our values leads to a happier and more rewarding life. It is this sense of wholeness and fulfilment that many of us strive for which inspires Jennelle’s coaching practice.
Before moving to Germany, Jennelle studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in order to coach other international Expats. With 8 years of coaching experience Jennelle is now certified as a Professional Certified Coach according to the International Coaching Federation.
Am I right for you?
As an Expat parent, I work with many other Expat parents in cross-cultural relationships, struggling with adjustments to parenthood, career changes, family roles, and the toll it takes on a relationship, especially with little to no family support nearby. Other areas in which I specialize include:
- Postpartum Depression
- Career Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Racial Trauma
- Terminal Illnesses & Dying
- Gottman Method for Couples Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral approaches
Read more about why I became a therapist and my ideas about what therapy should be, in an interview with me.
€110 per 50 minute Psychotherapy or Coaching session
€190 per 80-90 minute couples therapy session
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