Jennifer Hains takes a collaborative and strengths-based approach to working with clients. She views the individual from a holistic perspective and leans on humanistic theory to guide healing and transformation. She also utilizes her skills and extensive training in meditation and mindfulness to facilitate creativity and change. Her areas of expertise include fertility, relationships, grief, trauma, substance abuse, divorce and blended families, body image, life transitions, health concerns, anxiety, depression, gender and social identity development, career exploration, self-esteem, women’s issues, spiritual development, and multicultural challenges. She works with individuals, couples, and groups.
Jennifer sees counseling clients in Evanston and downtown Chicago (Loop).
Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. Prior to her career as a psychotherapist, she had nearly twenty years of experience as a Human Resources executive for leading global organizations where her strengths included coaching, mentoring, professional development, and strategic problem-solving. She has been studying meditation and mindfulness for over a decade, including spending time in India honing and refining her skills and knowledge.
Although she has traveled extensively and lived in NYC, the UK and India, Jennifer has always considered Chicago her home. She has a practical approach to life as well as counseling and teaching. She loves to laugh and sees the good in everyone with a strong belief that we are all capable of evolving. Her personal interests include running, yoga, writing, cooking, enjoying nature and spending time with family and friends.