Jennifer Litner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose passion is helping couples and individuals with sexual concerns. Ms. Litner is a Pre-Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is currently pursuing the extensive training necessary to become certified as a Sex Therapist. Ms. Litner earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University where she received extensive clinical training and supervision from senior staff clinicians, integrating systemic theories with current therapy models in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Self Psychology. Ms. Litner’s clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, coping with illness, loss of intimacy, painful intercourse, and sexual identity concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Litner is a doctoral student in the human sexuality studies program at Widener University and is an adjunct instructor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology where she teaches a sex therapy course.
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ms. Litner worked as a Certified Peer Health Educator where she organized and lead programs on Mental Health, Nutrition, Safer Sex, and Stress Management at a university wellness center. In addition to her role as an educator, Ms. Litner was trained as a post-test counselor, administering free HIV testing and family planning counseling to university students on a weekly basis. Ms. Litner also completed an internship in Global Education and Civic Engagement where she educated residents about safer sex practices and prevention of HIV in at-risk communities near Cape Town, South Africa.
My Therapeutic Approach
I see therapy as a journey of honest introspection into one’s internal world - a tremendous opportunity for personal growth. I believe the therapeutic experience is guided by mutual respect, personal accountability, transparency, and commitment. I strive to maintain these principles in my clinical practice and facilitate safety in the therapeutic environment. I customize therapy to each client’s needs and will meet you where you are in life's journey. I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one and thus, the development and evaluation of treatment goals and progress throughout will be a collaborative process. I aim to foster an environment where insight, curiosity, creativity, and psychological safety are present in our work together. At my practice, people of all lifestyles and genders are welcomed to a professional and compassionate atmosphere inclusive to all sexual orientations and relationship configurations.
MSc Marriage and Family Therapy – The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
BSc Psychology Major, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor - Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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