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Jennifer Elkins Psychotherapy, LMHC, LPC

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Jennifer Elkins enjoys working with clients from varying backgrounds. She routinely sees people with ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, school or career-related concerns, and self-esteem issues. She is an ally for underrepresented communities and supports LGBTQ+ rights. She offers therapeutic support between sessions, via secure messaging when needed.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Florida
  • Texas
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“Once my ADHD was properly treated, my functioning vastly improved, although it’s still something I work on every day.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Psychology has always fascinated me but when I found a good therapist, it changed my life. Early in my career as a counselor, I worked at an agency providing therapy to families with traumatic and chaotic backgrounds. I was NOT coping well and experienced debilitating panic attacks and depression. So, I went to see a specialist and learned that I have ADHD. This condition, unrecognized and untreated, was contributing to my anxiety and depression in ways I never knew were possible. Once my ADHD was properly treated, my functioning vastly improved, although it’s still something I work on every day. I now specialize in working with clients who have ADHD, anxiety, and depression; it’s easier to connect when you’ve been there yourself.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy-seekers are given the option to have a meet-and-greet before beginning therapy, which is a 15-20 minute phone or video session with me to ask any questions about my practice or approach, discuss presenting issues, and see what I can do to help them reach their therapeutic goals. Afterward, we set up an intake appointment, which is usually within the same week or in the following week, where I ask you about your background and strengths. I usually see clients on a weekly basis initially, although many clients like to reduce their session frequency to bi-weekly or even monthly for maintenance once they’ve started to improve in functioning. I’m casual, funny, and able to connect with a variety of people from all backgrounds and orientations.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I’ve always been drawn to the arts. I love art in all forms: Museum masterpieces, literature, theatre, music, architecture, visual design, culinary creations, and cinematography. We’ve discovered countless ways to experience and record the human condition through creative outlets. Creative types often work through tragedies or commemorate joy through artistic expression, since art heals and art transforms. Many of my clients (if not most) tend to have personal and/or professional interest in the arts and I too am an artist and a musician, so we share multiple layers of connection through art and often utilize art in therapy. Creative expression through art, whether music, storytelling, design, dance, or photography, cuts through differences and connects us all. These connections heal and inspire true and lasting change.
“I now specialize in working with clients who have ADHD, anxiety, and depression; it’s easier to connect when you’ve been there yourself.”