Depression is more common than one thinks. Persistent feeling of sadness, loss of interest, feeling stuck.
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, too many 'what if' moments, fear of the unknown.
It is experienced in one way or another impacting one's life with distress and disruption in the functioning of everyday life.
Whether it be marriage, parenting, family conflict, or lack of boundaries relationships suffer when not in sync with a loved one.
Grief & Loss
Grief has no time limit and it's not something one can just 'get over'. It's a healing process.
Everyday life can become overwhelming not to mention 'out of the blue' stressors. These can add mental and emotional strain.
Telehealth & In-Person Sessions
No Insurance Accepted - Only Private Pay Offered
If you are stressed, anxious, or have experienced a life-changing event, counseling can help you make decisions and find resolve. You can become resilient. Restored hope and health are positive outcomes that bring forth growth and change. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families obtain healing by providing a safe environment for processing through trauma, relational challenges, life transitions, family conflict, behavioral issues, self-image, depression, spirituality, grief, and loss. I work with various emotional issues, mood disorders, and daily life challenges providing therapy. I provide a nonjudgmental, calm environment that allows for authentic healing. I counsel clients from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and worldviews.
Your healing is closer than you think . . . schedule an appointment today.
Meet Jennifer Goodson, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
EMDR Trained Therapist
Jennifer Goodson focuses on helping others walk the journey of inner healing through practical application and with various psychotherapy approaches that birth truth, freedom, change, and growth within the mind, body, and spirit. As a licensed professional counselor, Jennifer enjoys bringing out the gold within her clients by highlighting an individual’s core strengths and abilities when they cannot see it for themselves. Jennifer helps her clients see their true potential so they can grasp the truth of who they are and their purpose. Jennifer works with her clients to help build self-esteem and heal from life experiences, whether trauma-related relational issues or mental illness.
As a therapist and transformational speaker, her passion is to bring awareness to the struggles of mental illness, end the stigma, and embrace the individual. Jennifer strongly advocates educating others about mental illness, trauma, and the importance of clinical mental health counseling options.
Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Ashford University. Jennifer is a licensed clinical mental health practitioner, LMHC, through the Florida Board for Mental Health Counselors and EMDR Trained Therapist. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of psychology at Warner University in Lake Wales, FL. Before becoming an LMHC, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in pastoral counseling, women’s leadership and mentorship, motivational speaking, and mental health advocacy. In addition, to providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families, she has worked in inpatient settings and community health outpatient settings providing treatment to clients whose diagnoses range from post-traumatic stress disorder, general anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorders to bipolar and schizophrenia mood disorders, along with various other diagnoses.
Serving the state of Florida. Telehealth & In-Office options are available. Practice hours are by appointment only. Evening hours are offered for established clients. Saturday Telehealth hours are offered. Insurance is not accepted at this time, only private pay.
Send an Email to contact Jennifer for a free 15-minute phone consultation, or Call 305-615-5113.
Private Practice located in Downtown Winter Haven, FL.
Private Pay vs. Insurance
There are several advantages and drawbacks to private pay and to using insurance. The drawback to private pay is the immediate out-of-pocket expense.
Confidentiality, Privacy, and Stigma
The guarantee is that the only knowledge that one is receiving therapy is the client and the therapist. Except for the normal limits of confidentiality, therapy is completely confidential, without any third party having access to information exchanged in session.
Most insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis to cover therapy sessions. This means that several issues, such as relationship conflict, marriage counseling, life stress or life transitions, and personal growth, are not covered by insurance. Once a diagnosis is given, it becomes part of the individual's medical record.
When paying out-of-pocket, there is no requirement for a mental health diagnosis, which means anyone can seek treatment without concern. Private pay carries the additional benefit of reducing pressure to diagnose individuals who simply need help to cope with some areas of life but do not have a specific mental health diagnosis.
Private pay clients have full control
of their treatment. They can choose
the focus of their therapy, the duration, frequency, and even the length of individual sessions. Insurance limits the focus of therapy, the duration, frequency, and length of individual sessions.
To cancel or reschedule, the client must contact our office through email, call or text 24 hours before the scheduled time of the session. The client will be charged the full session fee for late cancellation and/or no-show if this contact is not made.
I certainly understand that things come up. I only ask that you give a 24-hour notice so that someone else can be seen during the available time. When an appointment is made for you, I reserve that time just for you. If you miss your appointment, this time may have been spent with another client. Therefore, you will be charged if you do not show up or late cancel an appointment. A credit or debit card must be kept on file for this reason and will be charged at the time of your missed appointment. Please remember that if you are late for your appointment, there may not be the possibility of lengthening your session to provide you with your full time. If you arrive 15 minutes late, your appointment must be rescheduled.
Cancelations and No Shows
All paperwork must be completed and submitted within 48 hours of your appointment. If it is not received, your appointment spot will not be held. The cancellation and no-show fees are applied to your initial appointment.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE Information
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, healthcare providers and healthcare facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal healthcare program or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
"It’s been two years since my last counseling session, and I’ve seen its positive impact on my life. It was valuable to gain new perspectives (even when they were hard to hear) and allow time to heal from negative past experiences while creating healthy boundaries. Some days are more challenging than others, but the insights I learned then help me overcome those moments now. I sincerely appreciate Jennifer for guiding me through a difficult time and equipping me with lifelong tools."
- Auburndale, FL
To schedule an adolescent (13+), individual (adult or young adult), couples, marriage, or family therapy appointment or to obtain additional information about any of these counseling services, please fill out the form below or give me a call at (305) 615 - 5113.
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