Jennifer R. Mertz-Turner

Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S, MAC, LCAC

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Jennifer R. Mertz-Turner, LMHC, RPT-S, MAC, LCAC, Counselor in Kendallville
(260) 213-4444 Website

Jennifer R. Mertz-Turner

Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S, MAC, LCAC


Location

J M-Turner, Inc Counseling & Play Therapy
1847 Ida Red Road
Kendallville, Indiana 46755
(260) 213-4444

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My passion is to help kids, teens and families feel more peace, joy and confidence in their lives again. I have helped children and adults since 2003 with specialized training in play therapy, family counseling, and addiction recovery as well as utilizing best evidence-based practices, including EMDR, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Sometimes, we just need a safe place to express our feelings, stress, grief, insecurities and fears. Our kids need it. Our partners need it. We all need it sometimes. Let me help you rebuild connections and communication and find a better way to tackle this stage of life challenge.

As a Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor (RPT-S) and member of the national Association for Play Therapy, I have extensive training and experience working with childhood and adolescent issues. I use experiential therapies such as sand tray and EMDR, to help all ages express feelings when they need more than traditional talk therapy.

"I feel so much better." That's what I hope you will say when you go through the counseling process. If you have past unresolved issues, current relationship challenges, or anxiety about the future, let's figure it out together. Along with my therapy dog, Bobby, we care that you find the best resources to help you and your family along your journey to peace.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: Grace College
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License and State: 39001798A Indiana

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Check office location for additional insurances
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Magellan
  • Medical Mutual
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions
  • Optima
  • PHP
  • Parkview Signature Care
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore
  • Three Rivers
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 87000665A Clinical Addiction Counselor
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist-Sup
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

J M-Turner, Inc Counseling & Play Therapy
1847 Ida Red Road
Kendallville, Indiana 46755
(260) 213-4444

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019
Jennifer R. Mertz-Turner, LMHC, RPT-S, MAC, LCAC, Counselor in Kendallville

Jennifer R. Mertz-Turner

Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S, MAC, LCAC