My collaborative counseling style focuses on your strengths.

Finding Center Counseling provides a strengths-based approach to counseling that empowers you to explore, integrate, and grow. My collaborative approach encourages this transformational growth by offering safe space to explore all aspects of who you are with total acceptance and neutrality – the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and sexual.

How can I support you today?

Individual Teen Counseling

I would be honored to help you navigate life’s challenges as they arise and assist you in exploring your internal and external worlds. I will also invite you be open, attentive and curious about what arises in our conversations together!

Parent Support

Wherever you are along your parenting journey, I would be honored to offer support. I can offer support and guidance through your  time of transition, welcoming a new child into your family, cultivating a safe home environment, or giving you tools for parenting a child with special needs.

Couples Counseling for Parents

The transformative experience of parenthood is a beautiful opportunity to grow closer as a couple. It would be my joy to support you and your partner in your experience of parenthood as you rediscover your identity and your intimacy together.

Hello! I’m Jennifer Given-Helms.

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Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.

I offer holistic family support and specialize in working with teens and young adults. Offering a safe space to talk about changes and challenges, I facilitate open and candid conversations. Common topics include sex-posivity and the interwoven relationship with self, how to advocate for ourselves in challenging situations, and self-compassion work.


When difficulty or pain arises in this exploration process, I am always ready to give my client tools and somatic practices to support the healthy integration of growth and self-discovery. Life brings us constant change and challenge. Sometimes we need help finding our center in the midst of it all. When the challenges are feeling overwhelming, it is helpful to meet with a mental health counselor for support and assistance.

Recent Blog Posts

Book Review

Book Review: Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown

Brené Brown is a researcher with a strong social justice framework. For the past decade she has focused her research on shame and shame resiliency. She is also an engaging writer and has written several books. Daring Greatly was released in September of 2017 and

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Couples Counseling for Parents

Sex & Shame

I was having a conversation recently with a woman who is in the process of opening up her relationship. In talking about how it is working out so far, she shared that she feels like the conversations she and her husband are having now are

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Parenting Support

Raising Shame Resilient Children

I often ask my clients if they know the difference between shame and guilt. It’s an important question. Since I can’t ask each of you reading this what your definitions are, I’ll offer mine here as a place to start this conversation:   Guilt is

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