After my divorce, I was feeling angry and discouraged. Jennifer helped me honor all my feelings and gave me the gift of knowing that I can feel confident and content. —N., Medford
I can’t begin to express the changes I feel. Jennifer’s intuition, wisdom, and compassion are helping me find a part of me I didn’t know was there. My core. Thank you for this amazing gift. —J., Eagle Point
I blindly selected Jennifer from her ad in the telephone directory. I am grateful for that lucky choice. With compassion and honesty, she has helped me examine some very difficult personal issues. She gave me not only things to think about between sessions but also things to do when I was living real life, things that will help me achieve my goals. —M., Talent
Sometimes I feel lost in a dark forest on a cold night. Jennifer is always ready to provide a blanket and a flashlight. —B., Ashland
When I started seeing Jennifer, I was about to lose my family because of many factors, not the least of which was my insecurity, which came out as anger, jealousy, and often controlling behavior. I loved my family dearly but knew I either needed to figure out a way to make it work or to be okay if we did not stay together. I also was socially isolated, in a career that was no longer meaningful, and in very poor physical health.
I had been in counseling before and felt like I had learned a lot each time. But when I was really honest with myself, I knew that deep down inside, I still felt unworthy, like I didn’t even deserve to breathe or take up space on the planet. Although I had scratched the surface of these self-hating feelings with previous counselors and had done a great deal of healing, the very core of my being was still “rotten” in my eyes.
Jennifer led me down a path toward healing with her gentle guidance and deep compassion and by holding for me a strong vision of where I wanted to go. I was unable to see this place or even believe it existed most days: a place where I could feel whole, connected, and worthy. I won’t say the path was an easy one, because it wasn’t. There were times when I wanted to run away in fear or hide in shame. But Jennifer was always there with her warm patience to help me find my way again.
I have experienced deep, lasting healing through my relationship with Jennifer. I am a completely renewed person; people in my life have all commented on the difference in me. I am a part of a loving family, am physically healthy, have new (and reconnected) friends, and am just beginning a new career, one that has been a lifelong dream of mine! I cannot say enough about the enormous impact Jennifer has had on my life. Her wisdom, compassion, intuition, humor, and patience helped me to become the person I was always meant to be.
If you are reading this, it is because you are looking for something: healing or growth. I found both with Jennifer. If you are ready to make a change and are willing to do your part in making that change happen, make the call and meet Jennifer. You just may find the path to the person you are meant to be! —J., Eagle Point
My husband and I have been happily married for several decades, but the years after our retirement proved to be difficult for us as we were in such constant close daily contact. Our communications eventually broke down and dissipated into a situation where we were angry and frustrated on a fairly constant basis. We thought we would have to separate as we were unable, after many discussions over years, to resolve our differences or to change our attitudes. Eventually, we went to Jennifer Downs to see if counseling could possibly help, even though we did not have much faith in the idea. We found Jennifer’s process to be very helpful. Over our time with her, she guided our thoughts and conversations, provided us with an astute listening ear, and provided helpful and insightful guidance that had the result of helping us see more clearly what we were doing and why (past experiences, etc.). She further provided us with new ways to think about each other and the relationship. As a result, we have more mutual respect and appreciation for one another and additionally we have been physically more calm and relaxed. We enjoy one another again. Jennifer provided us with very helpful insights, communication tools, a calm and welcoming atmosphere, body-healing strategies, and new internal orientations from which to operate. She was both challenging and empathetic, and we’re most grateful to her for saving us from our worst selves and putting us on a new path to a hopeful and happy future. —L. & B., Ashland