Jennifer Molinari

Hypnotherapist & Licensed Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
17 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • 7350 Grace Drive
  • Columbia,MD

About Jennifer Molinari

I have 17 years of counseling experience in a wide range of settings. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 1997 and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2002.

In 2016, I received training in Eriksonian Hypnosis through the American Hypnosis Training Academy in Rockville, MD and I have received private training in hypnosis through Patti Sapp at Quiet Time Hypnosis in Ellicott City, MD. I am certified both through the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and through The American School of Hypnosis.

In my practice, I provide both hypnotherapy and counseling services. I provide hypnosis services for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, public speaking, weight loss, smoking cessation, and managing autoimmune disorders (for a full list, please go to my website.)

The counseling aspect of my practice, is geared more towards women (although I do have male clients.) As a woman myself, I understand the complexity of the lives we lead. We wear many different hats on a daily basis that pull us in different directions. We disperse our energy in different directions and give so much of ourselves. In order to feel fulfilled we also need time to connect with our “inner wild side”. We need to be able to comfortably express our unique identity. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, I help to empower women. After working with me, I want women to understand. love, and be proud of who they are as unique individuals. I want women to lead the joyful and happy lives they deserve.

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Hi, I can only imagine how difficult social situations must...  (more)Hi, I can only imagine how difficult social situations must be for you when being around people makes you feel "nervous and scared." It completely makes sense to not really like people when feeling this way. Based on what you have stated, it sounds like you could be experiencing social anxiety. People experience different levels of comfort when they are around people. Some people derive energy from being around people (extroverts) and some people recharge by being alone (introverts.) Most people are some combination of both. For the most part, we are social creatures and having social interaction is needed and beneficial in order to be happy and healthy. If I am reading what you have said correctly, it sounds like you feel scared, nervous, and anxious around people (perhaps more so in large crowds) but it also sound like you would like to know what to do so that you don't feel this way. The good news is that Social anxiety is very common and very treatable. If you are able to find a therapist in your area that specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) then I believe that you will find significant relief from those symptoms when you are in social situations. In therapy you will learn relaxation skills and ways to feel more confident in social situations. Who knows? You may even get to the point where you enjoy social situations! Anything is possible. The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Hi! Yes, it is completely normal to cry during your therapy...  (more)Hi! Yes, it is completely normal to cry during your therapy sessions. During therapy sessions, you are talking about deep emotional issues that are often painful or issues that simply hold a lot of meaning/passion for you. When talking about these issues as a therapist I would be more curious if a client didn't cry during their sessions. This could indicate that the sessions are not going deep enough, or that a client is holding back or perhaps is not in touch with their feelings. Crying during your therapy sessions can be a good indication that you are addressing the important issues at hand and that you are on a path to healing. Also, many times clients report they feel better after crying during their session. It can be a good emotional release. The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Finding the right therapist for you is very important and can sometimes be tricky. It can sometimes take a number of sessions to get a good sense of whether you and your therapist are the "right fit." The first couple of sessions are generally spent on gathering information, formulating a plan of... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

It is very common for people to have multiple issues that they want to (and need to) address in counseling. I have had clients ask that same question and through more exploration, there is often an underlying fear that they "can't be helped" or that they will "be too much for their therapist." I... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Developmentally, there are ages where not coloring in the lines, writing words that are jumbled together, and leaving big spaces or skipping lines are completely normal. I have seen children in 3rd and in some cases, 4th grade who do not have learning disabilities write in the manner you have... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.