Making a Personal Connection
For Change

Jennifer Anderson, LMSW

Clinical Associate

Jennifer Anderson, LMSW graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2016. She is currently licensed as an LMSW and is pursuing her LSCSW at Family Psychological Services. She has worked with at-risk youth in both school settings and through individual and family  

psychotherapy in private practice. At FPS she is now seeing children and adolescents, couples and families and under the clinical supervision of Dr. James Smith, MSW at Washburn University.
 
Jennifer has experience working with clients struggling with addiction, anxiety and depression, those grieving the loss of a loved one, couples navigating relationships, individuals, pre-marital couples, families with older adolescents and adult children, and adults dealing with everyday life stressors including family issues and occupational stress.
 
She has years of experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced early childhood trauma. Jennifer is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol.  EMDR techniques are used to treat individuals, both children and adults, who have a history of trauma.
 
Jennifer uses a strength-based approach, helping clients to realize their own inner strength to help make desired life changes. She believes strongly that people have the ability within themselves to make those changes and create the life they want. Jennifer believes it’s important in the therapeutic process to establish a relationship built on trust, acceptance and empathy.

Scheduling

Jennifer's calendar will be posted this fall. Until then, please call Carrie Poe at 785-371-1414 to find out her availabilities.

 

Validating, Supportive, Caring...

I strive to create an environment that is validating, supportive, and caring where each individual is able to feel safe when exploring his or her values. Together we work on breaking through barriers that prevent you from living a life you want."

Areas of Practice

1
Adolescents and School
Jennifer has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in both school and home settings. Communication is sometimes difficult between parent and child. Jennifer helps parents listen to their children's concerns and then guides them toward making changes that will better reach their kids
2
EMDR and Trauma
People who have experienced trauma often feel extreme distress. Jennifer is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a research proven method to treat symptoms and PTSD. EMDR techniques help to process past memories, present triggers, and future responses and is used to relieve those symptoms.
3
Relationship and Marriage Therapy
Jennifer works with couples to navigate through difficult relationship issues. Every couple has ups and downs. Learned expectations from family of origin impact current relationship struggles. Jennifer helps couples identify and develop the skills necessary for handling conflict in their relationships.