About Jennifer L’Herbette, LCSW

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I believe that the goal of therapy is to help my clients obtain the insight and coping skills they need to create full and satisfying lives.  I am able to see a person’s potential, and use their innate strengths to help them rebuild their lives. We do this by creating a therapeutic relationship based on honesty, acceptance and empathy while working towards change.

The interventions that I use most include DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).  I am an intensively trained DBT therapist, having completed multiple trainings in DBT including the two week intensive training, DBT for Couples, and Advanced DBT with Marsha Linehan, PhD.   My practice includes weekly DBT skills groups for adult women.  CBT is also used to modify clients thinking, helping them to reframe negative thoughts and recognize cognitive distortions.

For more difficult behaviors to change, or for trauma related issues, I use EMDR to help clients find more clarity in their lives.  EMDR enables clients to move forward from their past experiences that continue to influence their present day thinking and behavior.  These combined therapies have proven to be an effective method to change people’s lives.

My past work experience includes five years working at Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health in the adolescent and adults units.  I was also instrumental in starting an inpatient unit concentrating on the mental health needs specific to women.

I also worked at Silver Hill Hospital for nearly seven years as a clinician in their DBT and Dual Diagnosis Transitional Living Programs. More recently, I was the DBT skills trainer for the Intensive Outpatient Programs and coordinated admissions for Silver Hill’s outpatient programs.