A little bit about Jennifer . . .
“Emotional well being is just as important as breathing is.”
Hello! My name is Jennifer Cave and I am elated to be a part of the Country Crossroads Counseling team. I have been a school counselor since 2014 and am looking forward to working towards my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification here at Country Crossroads Counseling.
Academically I graduated from CMSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Personnel. With this degree, I worked in the Human Resources field for 23 years. One goal I set for myself was to obtain my master’s degree. In December 2015, I graduated from UCM with my Master’s degree in Counseling.
Since becoming a counselor, I can say that my experiences have been exciting, challenging, rewarding, and sometimes nerve racking, but most of all…AWESOME! My number one priority is to be present with my clients and to offer a safe place. I take my job as a counselor seriously, but I also love to laugh and have fun. I lean toward both Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, always striving to meet my clients exactly where they are. Meeting my clients where they are is very important in the therapy process as is being a guide to help meet the goals they have set. Afterall, we know ourselves better than anyone!
When I’m not at school or Country Crossroads, you can find me outside (when it’s warm and sunny) gardening, bicycling, walking, or just sitting enjoying nature. I love to read and travel and I often daydream about my next trip to the beach. The beach, the ocean, and everything that comes with it fills my soul. I love watching a variety of sports, with my favorite teams being the St Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and KU men’s basketball.
As the Great Bambino (Babe Ruth #3) said: “Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
I am hopeful that you give counseling a try, whether it’s with me or one of the other Country Crossroads counselors, as everyone needs “that person” who listens, understands, and encourages. Don’t think of caring for yourself and your mental health as selfish, because no one can pour from an empty cup. A quote that I think sums up my thoughts well is: “Emotional well being is just as important as breathing is.”