Jennifer Finch, M.A., LPC, NBCC, Certified Mindfulness Instructor
Welcome to Be Here Now Therapy. You are about to embark on a unique journey of uncovering your deepest, most authentic being and your true and fullest life. This is the hero’s quest of old, and I am glad you are about to travel along with me. Be Here Now approaches therapy using Somatic Meditation, Mindfulness and Compassion giving you skills and a map for the territory you are traveling within. This technique is designed to uniquely meet you where you are and is drawn from the latest research, contemplative study and science. We take a slightly different approach to therapy where we learn to look at our life from the inside.
The first step is to realize that the mechanism of our logical, linear, linguistic mind may not be the only way of knowing something; it may not be the only way or even the best way to know ourselves or our life. Knowing from the inside can be trained using simple and pragmatic mindfulness, somatic and compassion based techniques and it has shown to be greatly beneficial when used therapeutically for discovering our deepest life.
Those of us who do not possess much of the subtle, inward, somatic awareness will need some coaching and training and you are in good hands at Be Here Now. The good news is everybody can learn it; it is part—-perhaps the most important part—-of our human inheritance.
Jennifer currently welcomes adults of all ages in her one-on-one therapeutic practice. She works with children and adolescents in her group workshops, and currently does not provide individual counseling for these age groups and populations.
She provides support and works with a wide range of presenting concerns including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem and self-image, trauma, and trauma related injuries (i.e. medical procedures, car accidents, divorce), emotional blockages, dissolving limiting beliefs and emotional patterns, addictions, intimacy disorders including sex addiction, transition & adjustment issues, and women’s issues. She also has extensive experience working with clients dealing with interpersonal issues and emotional regulation.
Passionate about the emerging neuroscience and psychology with compassion and mindfulness based meditation, Jennifer focuses on these empowering techniques when working with children, adolescents, and adults. She gives them mindful tools and skills to express themselves and heal through their own creative process. Although Jennifer focuses on contemplative science and therapeutic techniques, she also incorporates several modalities when practicing therapy and counseling, including CBT, solution-focused, mindfulness, and client-centered approaches. She received training in Addictions, Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Body-Mind Therapy while working on her graduate degree at Appalachian State University. She is currently working toward extensive training and certification in Compassion Based Therapy Techniques, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Styles and Secure Attachment.
She is compassionate, patient, easy-going and nonjudgmental and believes that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process in which the therapist and client work together to bring about positive change and wellness. Jennifer has a knack for putting people at ease and is particularly skilled at engaging people who may feel doubtful or uncertain about therapy. She seeks to help every client identify and use their own unique strengths to experience empowerment and create meaning in their lives. She aspires to help clients find renewed humor and joy, all while regaining control of their lives; leaving them feeling centered, balanced, and confident.
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Jennifer offers fun, pragmatic ways for kids to learn emotional regulation through breath work and body movement. She helps them discover their own unique inner still, quiet space. She offers summer camps, after school classes, and limited one on one counseling with ages 5 and up. Kids will leave sessions with tangible take-aways that can be implemented in their daily lives.
At this time, Jennifer is only working with kids in mindfulness groups and summer camps.
Jennifer helps teens and young adults navigate life transitions during this tumultuous time. When the outside shows you have it all together, and the inside feels trapped, lost, lonely and down, compassion training just might be the key. When you want to remain fiercely independent, but your parents still snowplow the landscape for you, mindfulness meditation might just help you discover your warrior wisdom and confidence to flourish.
At this time, Jennifer is only working with teens in mindfulness groups. Private groups are available with 4+ participants. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a private group.
Compassion and Mindfulness Based Meditation Techniques strongly give adults an advantage in navigating the many directions we go in an average day. Jennifer utilizes the latest compassion and mindfulness research, neuroscience, and psychology to approach a solution-focused outcome unique for you. We will dig into our values and strengths to see how we can cultivate well-being and bring holistic health back into your life. We will work together to excavate your survival skills, activate your innate network of connectivity and inner wisdom, so you can thrive and flourish from a clear view. One that is not clouded with obscurations of addictions, or stuck habitual patterns. We learn to live without pushing or pulling, clinging or grasping and let everything go that is no longer serving you.