Jennifer Ohlund, LAC


Areas of Specialty:

  • Parent/child relational issues
  • Anxiety and depression, mood disorders
  • Body image
  • Anger and stress management
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Teen issues, peer pressure, self-esteem
  • Behavioral and discipline challenges
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma

When I begin meeting with individuals for counseling I will often ask them if they have ever been to counseling before. Understandably, many individuals have reservations when considering therapy.  Some worry that going to therapy might mean there is something wrong with them, others worry what the counselor will think of them if they are truly honest, they wonder if the counselor will be a good fit, or are concerned that it will be too difficult to face some aspects of their lives or self.  I understand these genuine, troublesome concerns and have a heartfelt desire to provide a warm, inviting, calming, and uplifting atmosphere for my clients to explore and discover healthy perceptions of self and relationships.

I recently completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  I bring a wealth of life experience in addition to my clinical training which supports my natural passion to be an advocate of healing.  I specialize in parenting challenges, family dynamics, and relationships of all kinds. I have experience working with teens and adults burdened with an injured self-image.  I promote mindfulness, self-compassion, and healthy boundaries to facilitate growth in a safe, nurturing environment. 

I have eight spirited children, and I absolutely love being a mother.  It continues to provide some of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences in my life.  I am passionate about learning and in my free time, I enjoy reading books about personalities, relationships, philosophies, the mind, and seek to connect the way all these things affect an individual’s character and growth.  When I am not at home or at work, you might find me paddle boarding on a lake, rafting a river, doing yoga, hanging out with my kids, connecting with friends, or strolling along the ocean tide.

Contact Jennie at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1011 or johlund@familystrategies.org.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein