Meet Jennifer!

Jennifer Nadler, M.S. Ed, Mental Health Counseling Intern

         Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

         Languages other than English: Spanish

         Insurance Accepted: Self-pay, limited sliding scale.

         State(s) Licensed: New York Intern

         Email: Jennifer@therapycny.com 

Jennifer is currently booking for January, 2022

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Jennifer Nadler is the founder and director of The Center for Creative Arts & Healing.  As a survivor of childhood sexual assault and trauma, she started her own healing journey more than 20 years ago.  In addition to utilizing traditional talk therapy, Jennifer discovered the healing power of hands-on experiential modalities such as therapeutic art and EFT Tapping to explore and process her past, present, and future.  She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in secondary and higher education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and has taught in classrooms from elementary school through college.  Today Jennifer is a coach who blends a variety of tools such as therapeutic art, journaling, EFT tapping, role play, psychoeducational, and more into individual sessions and support groups.  Her passion is to help others explore present life circumstances and future dreams and aspirations to create their own pathway to healing.

My Focus Areas

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Body Image & Issues w/ Food & Weight
  • Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Infertility
  • Grief & Loss
  • Clients of any age, including adolescents

Goal/Approach

It is my goal to instill in every client the knowledge and belief that I accept and appreciate them for exactly who they are, where they have been, and where they want to go.  I will meet each client wherever they are and work together in a collaborative partnership with them towards their goals.  I want to help clients discover and connect with who they really are through the practice of self-reflection, self-awareness, and self-acceptance.

My approach is not "one size fits all".  Every person is unique and comes from a unique set of circumstances.  My approach is an eclectic blend that draws from several different modalities to help people discover personal strengths and resources.  I am also a big proponent of hands-on modalities, such as therapeutic art, EFT Tapping, journaling, and somatic work.

Qualifications

Intern in Mental Health Counseling, University of the Cumberlands

Education

  • 2022 - Anticipated graduate University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg KY| Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

  • 2003 - Graduated Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY| Masters of Education in Secondary & Higher Education

  • 1999 - Graduated Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY| Bachelors of Arts in Spanish & English as a Second Language Education

Honors of Distinction

  • Exceptional Women of CNY Award from New York State Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter

  • The Visionary Voice Award for New York State, made possible by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

  • Makers: Women Who Make America Award from PBS Television

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • EFT International

  • Board of Directors, Vera House Inc.

  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) Speaker’s Bureau

  • The New York State Office for Victims of Crime (OVS) Speaker’s Bureau

Trainings

  • Play Therapy & Sexual Trauma: May 2021

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Level 1 and 2: March 2021

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: August 2020

Personal Information

I live in Syracuse, New York with my husband of 20 years and our teenage son.  I also have two fur babies: the best dog on the planet, a yellow lab named Willy, and a gray tiger cat named Zelda who thinks she is also a yellow lab! Things that give me pure joy are traveling and learning new languages and cultures, cooking, painting, singing, swimming, trying new restaurants, the ocean, listening to hard rock and heavy metal.