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Jennifer Kastner

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
LMFT

Location:

Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 8

Education

University of WI Eau Claire - BSW
University of WI Stout - MFT
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Fertility or Infertility
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work Issues

More About Jennifer Kastner

Clinical Interests:

I love working with both children and adults, especially around parent/child relationships and conflicts across the lifespan. I have extensive experience in working with adoptive and foster families, as well as those who have experienced attachment disruption for a variety of reasons. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for working with children, and I enjoy working with their parents /caregivers to help them understand their children's behavior. Other areas of clinical interest include working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and identity issues, as well as adjusting to life transitions.

Clinical Approach:

One of my favorite things about being a therapist is working with a person who is "not sure if therapy is right for them." I use a person centered approach to help identify their goals, and what success will feel like for them. My style is collaborative and transparent as in "this is what we can do, and why we are doing it." I use a variety of clinical approaches such as narrative therapy, solution focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma informed care. I take a strengths based view of individuals and families, to help them use those strengths in the areas of their life that they want to see change.

Hobbies:

In my free time, I love exploring northern Wisconsin, especially the south shore of Lake Superior. Favorites include hiking, kayaking, camping, or snow shoeing with friends. I also enjoy reading, knitting, spending time with my partner and teen at home, and catching up with my adult(ish) children.

Clinic Contact Info

Eau Claire Clinic

3703 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Suite 100
Eau Claire, WI 54701

(534) 444-4562