260-668-8797

Jennifer mertz-turner, ma, lmhc, rpt-s, mac, lcac

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Personal:

Jennifer and her husband, Kyle, enjoy keeping up with the joys and challenges of parenting a teenager and a Goldendoodle.  They spend much of their time outside and engaging in lake activities.

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Professional:

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Grace College and Seminary in 2004.  She received her Indiana State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling in 2006.  Jennifer incorporates an integrative counseling approach to psychological wellness that includes physical health, emotional stability, healthy relationships and spiritual growth.  Jennifer is highly experienced in the treatment of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.  In addition, she has a vast amount of training and experience working with childhood disorders including ADHD and defiant behaviors.  Jennifer is a Registered Play Therapist and uses techniques such as sand tray to assist children in learning self-expression and healthy coping.  She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy. Jennifer has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Clinical Training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
In Addition, Jennifer works with clients who have experienced traumas in their past.  She uses a variety of approaches including Mindfulness,   She also is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor as well as a Masters Addiction Counselor.  Jennifer has worked with children and families since 2004.  She joined The Santé Group, Inc. in 2014.  She offers evening appointments for the convenience of her clients.