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About Jen

I have been a mental health therapist for over 15 years.  Throughout my career, I have worked in outpatient settings, served as the clinical director for an inpatient adolescent treatment program and launched three successful businesses. My first business was Northern Star Counseling, LLC established in  2010. The practice specializes in improving the mental wellbeing of adults, youth and families in Cheyenne, WY. In the beginning, Northern Star Counseling was a solo practice with me as the only clinician. Today Northern Star Counseling is a thriving practice with eight clinicians of varying specialties. We serve individuals, families, couples and children. Our clinicians have community involvement with HeadStart programs, Suicide Prevention agencies, Fortune 500 corporate services and the University of Wyoming Family Practice for collaborative care.

The second business venture was a partnership with local psychologist, Mary Ellen Sternitzke. In 2014, I joined Equality Connections in Cheyenne, WY. Equality Connections offers business platform services to mental health clinicians wanting to begin their own practices or those already in practice that need some additional support. Areas of consultation include marketing, advertising, conflict resolution, bookkeeping and brand development. Equality Connections offers clinicians consultation services centered around developing their practice. Equality Connections also offers direct services such as billing, Medicaid enrollments, private insurance credentialing, and client invoicing.

The most recent business is Career Innovations launched in 2016. This is a partnership with Darlena Potter, an experienced state, federal and public sector administrator. Career Innovations focuses on assisting youth ages 14-21 with life and job skills development. Common services include budgeting, cooking, social skills, confidence enhancing activities, study skills, time management as well as emotional regulation. Services are offered in individual and group settings. Our clinician provide Career Innovations services in the community to build hands on experience to the youth.

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