Resident in Counseling
Jennifer Drum is a Resident in Counseling at Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC. Prior to relocating to Virginia from New York, Jennifer earned both her MA in Counseling and Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY. She also earned a Certificate in Health Coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Jennifer supports her clients through a holistic and person-centered lens. She believes in an integrative approach to mental health and well-being that honors the mind, body, and spirit. Jennifer views therapy as a sacred space to explore one’s inner landscape. She believes that seeking help to address challenges in one’s life is truly a strength. Things do not change if we do not give them the energy and time to make a shift. Having her own journey as a client in therapy, Jennifer values the safety that the therapeutic relationship offers us to look at our experiences both past and present and go into our hearts to see what needs to change and/or heal so that we can be more present in our life. She encourages her clients to stay both curious and open to possibility for change, growth, and healing.
Jennifer’s career background includes both working and interning in the agency and educational settings. She has worked with individuals who are struggling with issues related to adjustment, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, chronic pain, substance use, body image, hoarding and LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, she has worked closely with individuals who experienced an acquired or traumatic brain injury as they were navigating the many aspects of post-injury life. This work was truly a source of inspiration for Jennifer.
Jennifer was an NCAA Division I student-athlete and has coached at both the club and college level. During these years in sport, she has closely examined both the positive aspects and personal challenges one may face in high level athletics. From her athletic experience she fostered her deep connection to the importance of mental health and total wellbeing of the athlete as a whole person and not simply as a performer.
Jennifer considers her approach Eclectic and Integrative. She will bring in tools, strategies and interventions that support the client’s identified goals of therapy.
As a Resident in Counseling, Jennifer is involved in Virginia’s state licensure process becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She works under the supervision of Reland Finch, LPC, at Healthy Minds Therapy. For any questions or concerns related to Jennifer’s work, Reland can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at (540) 845-6940.