Jennifer Hyppolite, Ed.S., LMHCA
As your counselor, I will ensure that you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to help you be the best version of yourself. My goal is to empower you to understand yourself in all aspects of your life and for you to use that knowledge to guide the path you take. I will ensure that the time we spend together is valuable and will allow you to grow as an individual and in the way in which you present yourself in this world.
Qualifications & Experience
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. I am also a Specialist of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision through University of West Georgia and trained in Lifespan Integration Level 1.
My Call to Christian Counseling
I have always been an intuitive person who enjoys conversing with people about their life experiences. After taking a psychology class in high school, I was so intrigued and knew that learning about the mind and behavior was what I wanted to do. This led me to majoring in psychology in undergraduate school. In this program, I interned at a shelter for women facing domestic violence where I interacted with women of all ages and backgrounds. I have always had a love for learning and education so I incorporated that passion with my desire to help began studying counselor education in graduate school. Upon graduation, I started my career as a school counselor.
More About Me/On a Personal Note
I am of Haitian descent and I grew up in New York City where I was surrounded by many other ethnicities and backgrounds. This has enhanced my ability to incorporate a multicultural perspective in my counseling. I am bilingual and speak Haitian Creole. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places. I am a big foodie who loves to try all types of different foods from many cultures. In my free time, I enjoy biking. Biking is one of the ways I practice self-care. I also enjoy a good gym workout to release endorphins and keep me feeling energized.
Services and Specialities
Areas of Expertise/Specialties
- Abandonment And Neglect
- Anger Management
- Counseling for Teens
- Family Counseling
- Grief And Loss
- Individual Counseling
- Online Counseling
- Personal Development
- Racial/ethnic Identity Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Women’s Issues
Anxiety is normal and is our brain’s way of telling us something. It can range from feeling uneasy to the crippling feelings that make you unable to make it through the day. By using mindfulness, I will help you understand the causes of your anxiety and how to use coping skills to work through anxious moments.
Counseling for Teens
As a teenager or adolescent, you go through many changes physically, mentally, and emotionally that impact how you feel about yourself and the way others perceive you. I will work with you to delve into the many transitions that impact you as a teen and how to navigate this very important time in your life.
Whether you are dealing with issues surrounding your romantic relationships, friendships, or family, I will help you work through finding the right interventions for you and your loved ones. We will discuss topics such as boundaries, communication, compromise, and more to help build the right set of tools to navigate your relationships.
It may feel as though you cannot survive without someone being your only source of strength and support. Know that the God that made you created you to be “fearfully and wonderfully made.” This means that you are clothed in strength and have all that you need within you to be fully whole in this world. Through our sessions, I will help you be empowered to relieve yourself from codependency and be fruitful on your own.
Racial/ethnic Identity Issues
When navigating this world, issues of race and ethnicity can make it difficult to show up authentically in many spaces. Whether it is understanding the scope of your racial/ethnic identity or learning to cope with racial trauma, I can help you process these issues in a safe and empathetic setting.
Payment and Forms
Sessions: I offer 53-minute sessions. Sessions can be held more than once per week, weekly, or every other week. Scheduling options are discussed in greater detail during your Risk-Free Initial Session.
Availability (by office location):
- Bellevue – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
- Seattle Downtown – Tuesday and Thursday
- Online (WA only)
Fees: I offer a Risk-Free Initial Session for individuals, families, and groups looking to pursue counseling with me. Please note that there is a fee for the Risk-Free Initial Session as it is a clinical hour and reimbursable to most insurance companies, but if you choose not to reschedule and continue therapy after the initial session the entire fee for the session will be waived. For ongoing treatment the full fee per session is required at the time of service.
Insurance: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), some insurance companies will reimburse for a portion of my services (as an Out of Network Provider). Please consult with your insurance provider as to whether they specifically cover adolescents, individuals and couples.
Receipts/Statements: In the event you require a printed or digital receipt, I will provide receipts for personal use, insurance reimbursement, Flex Spending Accounts (FSA), and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Payment options: Cash, Check, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express). A fee of up to 3.7% plus $0.15 per transaction will be added for credit card payments.