Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA)
Jennifer Cobb is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and a Nationally Certified Counselor who works with both children ages 3 to 11 and their parents to improve communication, meet emotional needs, and regain control.
She received education and training in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a Concentration in Play Therapy from UNC Charlotte (2016-2018), MD coursework (degree incomplete) with electives in Child Psychiatry and Developmental Pediatrics at UNC School of Medicine (1998-2002), and the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from NC State University (1991-1994).
Jennifer’s practice focuses on the unique needs of young children. She tunes in to kids who “march to the beat of their own drummer.” She provides developmentally responsive therapy that addresses many childhood issues, including aggression, opposition, defiance, impulsivity, attention issues, anxiety, attachment disruptions, depression, grief, difficult peer/sibling relationships, parental divorce, high-conflict parental relationships, school refusal, and poor academic performance.
Jennifer uses a non-directive, strengths-based approach, allowing for therapeutic flexibility that fits the needs of a growing child. Her method (Child-Centered Play Therapy, or CCPT) fosters the child’s potential to grow in self-enhancing and pro-social ways.
Informally, Jennifer has also received significant experiential training over the past 20 years as a mom of four. Jennifer says, “My kids have definitely been my most demanding instructors, and they continue to teach me every day.”