About Jennifer

About Jennifer 

I am passionate about working with those who feel stuck- who desire change and healing, regardless of what life circumstance they have experienced, or stage of life they are in.

I am focused on empowering my clients through collaboration in a warm, safe, and accepting environment. I believe clients are the true experts of their lives, that we all need support, and that an unbiased perspective can be helpful in navigating life’s challenges.

I approach counseling through a highly relational, client-centered lens, which stems from systemic and strength based training. To accommodate a range of different clients, I integrate a variety of skills, training, and techniques. I am honored to work with individuals, couples, and families, of all backgrounds.”

Education and Credentials 

Jennifer Edwards is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee (license # 1117), and a sex therapist. She received her Bachelors of Science from Middle Tennessee State University, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, and completed the University of Michigan’s Sex Therapy & Sexuality Education Certification program. For nearly four years, Jennifer worked in a private practice focused primarily on Autism Spectrum Disorder, sex therapy, relational therapy, trauma, and gender development.

Jennifer is currently pursuing certification for sex therapy and sexuality education under the supervision of David Yarian, PhD, CST, ACS (Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Tennessee # P-928). In addition to private practice, she collaborates with an interdisciplinary clinical team of professionals to treat sexual issues and gender identity. Jennifer has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with Deborah Kennard of the Center for Personal Transformation; PREPARE/ENRICH, a parenting, premarital, and marital counseling and assessment program; and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Professional Memberships

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Association of American Sexuality Educators Counselors Therapists (AASECT)

EMDRIA: EMDR International Association

Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI)

Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT)

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

 

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross