Jennifer Bottinelli, LPC

(She/Her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating trauma (including PTSD and C-PTSD), anxiety and self-esteem issues. I am certified in EMDR (with EMDRIA) and Attachment-Focused EMDR (with the Parnell Institute). I am also a master practitioner in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and trained in mindfulness/somatic practices, including ego states/parts work, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Prior to making the shift into psychotherapy, I was a professor of film and literature and a certified yoga teacher. My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that our lives are as rich as the characters and narratives that we find in books and movies. Stress, anxiety, depression and trauma tend to mask our awareness of this richness. Yet, it is the struggles themselves that help us to change and grow. Understanding this paradox is one way to find meaning and purpose in life. My clients benefit from slowing down, tuning in to their inner wisdom, and finding solutions to the stress, emotional pain, or emptiness they experience. Together we will work to identify behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve you so that you may embrace and live from your strengths and truths. My approach is holistic and integrative to help you identify recurring patterns, heal from trauma, and make positive changes in your life and in relationships. Intensive trauma-focused therapy incorporating EMDR and ART is also offered.

Education & Experience

MS, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College PhD, English Literature and Film, University of North Dakota MA, American Studies, Utah State Univeristy BA, English, University of Hartford

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth