About Jenny

“The most beautiful people I have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out the depths.”

–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

What I Believe

Life is not easy.  Having someone to walk alongside you can be extremely beneficial.  My goal is to create a safe space for individuals, families and children to share their story.  By exploring the past or setting goals for the future, I will support you in your journey to a life well lived.

 

My Family

 I am very fortunate to have a family that has supported me along my own journey.  My parents will be celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary this year and have been a wonderful example of what makes a relationship work.  I have two older sisters, a brother in law and 6 year old niece and 4 year old nephew.  They have all taught me the importance of having a safe place to land when life is challenging.

 

Who I Work With

I am passionate about working with women, parents and children.  I walk alongside women as they struggle with relationships or difficult life transitions.  I assist parents in exploring new techniques for raising their children.  I work directly with children using play to work through trauma or explore behavioral concerns.

 

Special Interest

I have a strong desire to work with individuals with special needs.  I believe parenting is difficult, and being a parent of a child with any sort of developmental delay adds an extra layer of difficulty.  I am extremely passionate about not only working with these children, but their siblings and parents as well.  I have seen firsthand the numerous roles these parents must play, and witnessed the emotional and physical toll it can take.  It is my goal to create a safe place for families to talk about their frustrations without guilt or fear of judgment. 

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies from Middle Tennessee State University

  • Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University

Jenny Matern, LMFT, RPT
Children and Family Therapy
  • Children and Family Therapy

  • Play Therapy                                         

  • Sand Tray                                                 

  • Art Therapy                                            

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Child Centered Play Therapy

Individual Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Systems Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Art Therapy

  • Sand Tray

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