Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

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Additional Office in Naperville:

621 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 207 - Naperville, IL

Outlook


Growing up, I usually was the one out of my group of friends who helped others with their problems.  As I got older, I was a part of the conflict resolution team and helped classmates work out their problems at school.  Being a helper brought me happiness and joy, although it was not always easy and not everyone always agreed or made up.  Those experiences as well as my own personal ups and downs molded me into wanting to be a helper for others throughout life.  

Training & Experience 


I recieved a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Aurora University and went on to obtain my Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Though I originally wanted to work within a criminal justice field, after a counseling internship working with child and adolescent survivors of sexual assault and abuse, I realized that counseling was the way to go.  Since graduating, I became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and also am a National Certified Counselor.  When working with clients, I use a variety of expressive therapies such as art, play, music and sandtray therapy techniques which can be useful when other talk thereapies may not be ideal.  Collaboration with families, schools, psychiatrists, hospital staff and others remain a priority in cases where an integrated approach and support system is needed. 
 
Experience in:
  • Working with survivors of sexual violence and various types of abuse and co-occuring problems 
  • Self-Harming Behaviors 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Behavioral concerns 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Managing Stress
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Anger Management
  • Family Conflict   

Consultation 


I also work as a Mental Health Consultant for the Two Rivers Head Start program in five surrounding counties where I provide behavioral assessments for children ages 3-5, consult with teachers and staff and assist them with developenting behavior plans and intervention strategies.      
 
Several years experience providing clinical supervision to staff and counseling interns as well.   
 
 
* To Schedule An Appointment With Jenni, Call 630-879-1091 * 


Jennifer Watgen Reaches

Batavia IL