Welcome

If this is your first time seeking a therapist, you may be feeling nervous and not sure what to expect. Pause for a moment, take a deep breath and exhale and know that there is no pressure in this process. This step alone, the researching step, is a big one so let’s count it as a victory. Your next step is to call to hear my voice and make an initial appointment.

In my practice, I value a warm, comforting, and welcoming atmosphere. It is as if you’re sitting in a living room, talking with someone who is fully tuned in and open to what you have to share.

If you are seeking therapy because you’re feeling stuck in your life, noticing sadness or anxiety, feeling tension in your relationship, continuing to be reminded of past trauma, or transitioning from a recovery center into the everyday world, then let’s meet to see how we can work together to help you.

Therapy

What is Therapy?

In my words, therapy (also called counseling) is a process where a client and trained clinician come together to heal negative thoughts, feelings (physical and emotional), and behaviors due to trauma or history. The therapeutic support in the healing process can come in the form of questions that move a client to go deeper in thought, suggestions to bring awareness to thoughts and behaviors that hold a client back and using researched techniques that help to reveal something that has been buried in the mind and body. More than this, therapy is a genuine relationship between a clinician and a client that supports the client to become their healthiest self.

Talk Therapy is a conversation with a fully attentive, supportive, non-judgmental listener. This kind of conversation helps you hear yourself talk and notice patterns and thoughts that you’ve been holding inside. There is also directive, respectful questioning to help you to go deeper in your thoughts or make connections. I often hear “Jenn, I didn’t realize I was doing that for all of these years. That makes total sense.”

EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a therapy that I use in my office to help clients who have experienced trauma, both on a large and small scale. I find it effective with PTSD and for “that feeling that you just can’t shake.” Ask me about it when you call and I’m delighted to tell you what EMDR is.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients to take a look at how their thoughts, words and behaviors effect their emotions. We can retrain our brains to be more mindful as we go through our day and we will begin to notice changes in mood and gratitude.

Meditation is a form of therapy that you can do on your own, but often clients share that they do not take the time. I can guide you through meditation in my office. Clients have reported that after meditation, they feel more open, calm, relaxed, and energized—able to think more clearly.

Spiritual Counseling can be useful when clients cannot get past old issues of guilt associated with religious beliefs. I am respectful and loving towards all faiths and am an ordained minister with the Alliance of Divine Love ministry. I have been doing spiritual counseling since 2005 and will continue to do this work along with pre-marital counseling and wedding celebrations (see Commitments and Weddings).

Substance Abuse/Recovery/Transition Counseling for clients who have addiction and are transitioning back into daily life after recovery center. I work with parents of the addict as well as clients with addiction. Many of the discussions have to do with guilt, pride, co-dependency, past trauma, compassion, and forgiveness.

Group

I lead a Love Group on the book Calling In the One by Katherine Woodward Thomas. I have found that it is often difficult to do daily activity books without being held accountable. If this is you and you are also looking for love, then consider coming to my group.

“Sixty six years old, both divorced and widowed, I was feeling like it would be too much to ask for another love at this age. I was lonely but not interested in a book about finding love or therapy to rehash old stuff I’d already worked on. Despite my resistance, fortuitously, Calling In The One and the eight week support group came into my life at just the right time. I was totally surprised at the depth of the book and how much I needed both to get me unstuck. Katherine Woodward Thomas is right on. You have to do the lessons but having a skilled psychotherapist and facilitator like Jenn Fieldman run the group made all the difference. I have renewed confidence in myself and more than that a fresh start towards finding the love I deserve and that it’s never too late. I think we can all use help unblocking old beliefs and habits that keep us from having what we want. I would recommend Jenn to anyone for this book group or for personal counseling.”

 – Nan

Ceremonies

Weddings ceremonies are a passion of mine. The love that is experienced during a ceremony is palpable and life-giving. I work with couples to find the right words and rituals that fit the couple’s spiritual and cultural needs.

Whether you are coming in from out of town or you are an Asheville area resident, I communicate with you before the ceremony to get an understanding of the dynamics of you as a couple, I come to the rehearsal, arrive an hour before the ceremony, and I deliver your marriage license to the city clerk for you after the ceremony.

Couples have also found that premarital counseling helps them to form a more solid foundation leading up to the union. It is my goal with premarital counseling to increase a couple’s deeper understanding of topics that are typically shied away from, which include: finances, sex and intimacy, communication techniques, love language and life goals (children, travel, career). Premarital counseling is best done 2-3 months prior to the ceremony, giving the couple time to work together when it is not the rushed time before the ceremony.

Post-ceremony counseling is once a month for the first 6 months of marriage. The goal of the sessions is to assist in the continuation of the communication foundation. While still in the “honeymoon phase,” it is important to communicate rather than bury the little resentments that can grow when we are not paying attention to them.

I look forward to lovingly working with you and supporting you through the beginning of your shared life together.

“It was so wonderful to have Jenn conduct our wedding ceremony! I’ve been to weddings where the officiant didn’t even pronounce the bride’s and groom’s names correctly, let alone make the ceremony intimate and personal. Jenn listened to exactly what we wanted and offered suggestions for making the ceremony even more unique and special.

What she created for us was an intimate and personalized ceremony that we will never forget and for which we’ll never be able to thank her enough.”

Stephanie and Shawn – Albuquerque, NM

Supervision

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, LPC-S. I model for new therapists healthy boundaries, deep listening, and client organizing. Working in community counseling center, a college, high schools, and private practice, has given me to tools to have support new clinicians in many therapeutic arenas. I have previous supervision experience in the state of Illinois and I look forward to supervising clinicians in North Carolina. I charge $80 per session and accept cards, check, and cash. Please call me at 773-297-9090 to have a phone consultation and set up our first appointment.

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Retreats

Reawaken that part of you that you know still exists, but that you’ve buried over the years.

Become unstuck and ignited to fully live!

Ignite Life 4 You

 

About Me

My experience in therapy started in 1998. I have been a therapist in the college atmosphere, in high schools, and in the wilderness for individuals, couples, and families. My clients range in age from adolescents through older adults.

I grew up in Illinois and began a counseling career in Chicago. I moved to Austin, TX for a short jaunt to warm up after the Chicago winters. Now, I have landed and found a home in Asheville, NC where I hike, run, play my guitar and do yoga regularly.

As an ordained minister with the Alliance of Divine Love ministry, spiritual counseling can be a part of our time together, if you choose. I have been doing spiritual counseling since 2005 and will continue to do this work along with pre-marital counseling and wedding celebrations.

I surround myself with awesome friends and music. My cat, Eloise, gives me hugs when she’s in a social mood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q : What’s the cost?

A : Sessions are $100 for 53 minutes. I also have slots available for those who cannot afford my fee, please call me to discuss.

Q : Do you accept insurance?

A : Yes, I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

If I don’t accept your insurance, I am happy to provide you with a receipt you can send in to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. You will be responsible for the fee at the time of our appointment. I encourage you to call the number on the back of your insurance card to ask about your “out of network” benefits are so there aren’t any financial surprises.

Contact

773-297-9090
jennfieldman@gmail.com

Office Location:
138 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801