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Online Counseling
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LMFT Jennifer Dattilo Watts

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

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Jennifer Dattilo Watts is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LMFT
Years in Practice: 8
State: VA

Hi,

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Virginia. I've been providing services in private practice since 2013 and really enjoy working with military families, teens, and those in the LGBTQ community.

Finding balance in the lives we lead is essential to leading healthy lives. Sometimes in the everyday stress of daily life, it's difficult to find that balance. As a therapist, I work with clients to help them find the best treatment plan for their individual problems. In my experience, a collaborative approach works best for most treatment plans. My approach utilizes mostly Narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-focused therapy, and most of the treatment plans I collaborate with include psychosocial education and some lifestyle changes.

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, and domestic abuse. My educational background from Capella University includes a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy as well as a Master's degree in Psychology. Having completed an active duty tour in the Air Force, and then serving as an Air Force spouse for twenty-one years, I have a unique understanding of military culture. As a parent, I understand how difficult it is to manage professional time versus personal time.

I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Issues
Stress Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Coping with life changes LGBT Relationship issues Grief Anger management Self esteem Depression Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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Reviews for Jennifer Dattilo Watts

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29 Reviews
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Jennifer is the absolute best! 10/10 recommend!

J.E.·Sep 24, 2021

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Jennifer has been very supportive and helpful trough this chapter of my life that I'm passing for a lot of change and that bring anxiety.

K.A.·Sep 22, 2021

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Jennifer is incredible. She makes me laugh, she listens, she remembers things about my life, she encourages me... I really look forward to our sessions, it always feels like having a cup of coffee with an old friend.

E.M.·May 15, 2021

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It's been awesome having Jennifer as a counselor. She's great at simplifying problems so they aren't as overwhelming and she does so with good humor.

S.O.·May 03, 2021

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Jennifer has been a huge help to talk with. She’s helped me work to accept the things that are out of my control, as well as feel more comfortable/confident with my own abilities. I would have no trouble highly recommending her.

S.C.·Mar 05, 2021

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I don't know what everyone else expects from THERAPY.....but my favorite thing about Jennifer is (and the reason I will ALWAYS return to her) is it feels like talking to your favorite Auntie.....or Friend.....someone you can trust. It made me feel, always, like we were drinking a cup of tea on a porch just talking about life. I could hear the creek of the porch swing, tell her EVERYTHING, the tinkle of ice in a pitcher of tea in the background. And what she said......just made sense, helped me put it all together..............I felt safe. Protected. Like nothing I said would ever be judged (even if I judged it before I said it).. Seriously. Sit and have a cup of tea with Jennifer. It will do you good.

A.M.·Feb 27, 2021

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Thoughtful, supportive and knowledgeable, Jennifer was extremely easy to get to know right from the start. I became comfortable with her quickly, and she recognized and adapted to the style of communicator and resource-sharing I prefer with a counselor.

A.N.·Feb 02, 2021

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Jennifer not only listens keenly, but compassionately responds with clarity and wisdom. I am confident in Jennifer's abilities.

M.E.·Jan 28, 2021

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Very kind and thoughtful, and well aware of what’s going on in the world. She understands how that may affect us and is quick to validate these feelings, as well as offering solutions to cope

A.Y.·Jan 27, 2021

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Just started working with Jennifer and I already know that it has been extremely helpful. She is kind, and knows how to make me laugh, and I can tell she is very genuine with her words and support. I am looking forward to the progress, with her guidance!

E.M.·Dec 27, 2020

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Ms. Dattilo Watts is amazing. I have had therapists in the past but never anyone who better understood me or gave me more valuable suggestions.

C.R.·Oct 13, 2020

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I had a great experience with Jennifer as my counselor! She learned which style of counseling best suited me and within in a few sessions I made great progress. Very attentive and follows up in between sessions. Would highly recommend her as a counselor

S.A.·Oct 12, 2020

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Best therapist ever!

W.I.·Sep 28, 2020

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Very personable and gets to the crux of the issue. Highly recommend

J..·Sep 27, 2020

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Jennifer is amazing and was cheery and kind when I needed it most. She's a great listener and had awesome resources for the stress I was dealing with. Definitely a calm presence when I needed it the most.

T.O.·Sep 25, 2020

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Jennifer is a kind and understanding person. She doesn't make me feel silly or embarrassed for bringing up certain topics, and is able to joke and laugh with me during our sessions. She's become like a friend that I talk to once a week and gives me advice.

M.E.·Sep 18, 2020

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I can’t say a single negative thing about Jennifer. I have been to a number of therapist in my lifetime, but Jennifer is the only one I have stuck with the longest. She listens. She’s interested. She asks clarifying questions to truly understand my concerns and she helps me breakdown complex issues into small pieces that enable me to manage stress better. Talking to Jennifer makes me feel like it’s okay to be myself and work through my thoughts and emotions productively. I will be very sad when the time with Jennifer comes to an end. I am blessed to have been paired with her.

J.E.·Sep 13, 2020

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Jennifer has been wonderful to talk to. I love her input and advice.

M.A.·Sep 03, 2020

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I loved working with Jennifer! She spent the energy to get to know me extremely fast, so we could jump right into counseling. She was always replying to me within a reasonable amount of time, and was always on time for her appointments. I greatly recommend!

S.A.·Aug 16, 2020

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Jennifer is the best! During a weird time of pandemic stress, she swooped in and helped me process a lot of stuff. I’m so grateful!!

M.A.·Aug 10, 2020

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I appreciate Jennifer’s patience with me (I talk nonstop at this point). I am looking forward to getting her advice and moving forward in my life.

S.H.·Jul 25, 2020

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Jennifer is a kind and compassionate person. As a therapist she understands that a one size fits all approach isn’t the best and takes the time to listen, provide recommendations, and follows up to find out what works for you.

T.O.·Jul 13, 2020

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Jennifer was very comforting and supportive, which was especially important as a newbie to therapy. I like her tailored approach and willingness to be flexible if one approach or another did not work best for me!

S.H.·Jul 12, 2020

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Jennifer has an awesome personality, and is great to work with. She has been super helpful, really knows what she's talking about, and has been the most patient. 10/10

E.L.·Jul 07, 2020

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Jennifer is thoughtful and prompt in responding to my messages. She has excellent insight into treating trauma. I have really appreciated her support.

E.M.·Jun 04, 2020

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Very happy Jennifer was the first person I was able to talk to on this site.

N.I.·May 07, 2020

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Jennifer is a great listener!

S.H.·Apr 07, 2020

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Jennifer has been so kind, thoughtful and caring throughout my first few weeks. I will definitely continue on this journey to absolute clarity, and that has a lot to do with Jennifer as my counselor.

R.I.·Feb 12, 2020

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Jennifer is great. She puts herself in your shoes and doesn’t judge. She’s a great listener.

J.E.·Jan 27, 2020

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Jennifer Dattilo Watts offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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