Dr. Jennifer Switzer

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)

VA US

About Me

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5-65

 

Jennifer Switzer, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents, and adults in Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral disorders, stress management, and communication. Her approach to treatment is that counseling is a journey of self-exploration, meant to increase one’s level of self-awareness, self-understanding, and ultimately, self-acceptance. She views individuals as the expert on their own lives, and believes that through their life experiences, they possess the answers to most of their questions. She intends to help her clients to identify, develop, and mobilize their own resources to successfully solve problems and meet challenges.

 

Her desire to understand development and behavior, along with how childhood experiences shape both one’s view of themselves and the world, led her to major in psychology as an undergraduate student, complete a clinical master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and complete her Ph.D. in Psychology. She was inspired by seeing others change the trajectory of their lives when they learned the necessary skills, or received the proper support. She finds fulfillment in supporting others in their commitment to becoming emotionally healthy, and to witness their incredible transformation over time.


Jennifer was a three-time All-American in Women’s Soccer. She is a Disaster Mental Health Volunteer for the American Red Cross. In her spare time, she plays the guitar and the ukulele.


"Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so." -David Brooks


Please note, that if you should need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require no less than 24 hours notice.

 

No Show Policy: To ensure that we provide the best care to you, we reserve specific appointment times for our services. This time is only reserved for your appointment. Therefore, we maintain a cancellation policy that includes payment for missed appointments. Should you not give 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment without notice, your credit card will be automatically charged the full rate for the visit. It is $125 for initial sessions and $50 for follow-up sessions. Please be aware that continued missed appointments will lead to discharge. Please call 1 800 442 8938 to cancel or reschedule any appointments.

Qualifications

Experience

12/2009 – Present, Horizon Behavioral Health, VA

School-Based Mental Health Portfolio Director (02/2015)

School-Based Mental Health Program Manager (10/2013)

School-Based Mental Health Site Supervisor III (06/2012)

School-Based Mental Health Clinician III- Lead Clinician (12/2009)


05/2016 – Present, Lynchburg College

Preceptor, Department of PA Medicine, Supervised Clinical Practice- Behavioral Health Rotation


08/2015 – Present, University of Phoenix

Site Evaluator, College of Social Sciences, Field Placements (02/2016)

Associate Faculty, Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Research (08/2015)

Education

2016, Walden University

Doctorate of Psychology, specialization in Teaching in Psychology


2010, Liberty University

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

 

2007, Houghton College

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Effective Communication
  • Stress Management