Dr. Jennifer L. Kos, PsyD


Licensed Psychologist (Ohio)

LPPC-S (Ohio)

LPC (PA)

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Tristar Counseling

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Education
BA in Psychology – Duquesne University
MA in Counseling – Slippery Rock University
PsyD – Doctorate in Psychology – California Southern University

Professional History

Psychologist (current)
Outpatient Therapist (current)
Supervisor (current)

Adjunct Psychology Instructor ~ Eastern Gateway Community College (current) 

Online Therapy (current)
Mobile Therapist

Behavior Shaping Consultant
Trainer for Corporate Level Continuing Education
Psychometrician
Psychiatric Social Worker / Inpatient

Specialties


  • Trauma Informed Treatment
  • EMDR / IFS 
  • Individual, Couples, Family Therapy
  • TeleMental Health Therapy 
  • Compassion Fatigue / Vicarious Trauma treatment for health professionals
  • Gerontology / Aging 
  • Death, Dying, Grieving, Existential Crises 
  • Mood Disorders including Bipolar Disorder for patients and their loved ones
  • Menopause / Mid Life / Retirement adjustment issues
  • EFT / Meridian Tapping
  • Supervision 
  • Instruction and Education for Groups or Corporations



Professional Objectives


I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisor in Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.  I have been working with individuals of all ages, couples and families since 1994. My combined experiences of working in the community with children, adolescents and their family, my current focus on outpatient treatment of people 18+ in combination with my graduate research in gerontology (the study of aging) and doctoral focus on trauma treatment has given me the opportunity to work with people from 5 to 85 years of age.


I currently work with adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, trauma symptoms, aging issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, divorce, retirement adjustment, encounter trauma, grieving, bariatric assessments and any relational discord issues whether it is individuals, family or couples counseling. 


Working with other mental health professionals, energy workers, medical professionals, first responders, caregivers and those exposed to traumatic events and experiences is an area close to my heart. To take care of those who take care of others is a high honor and never undervalued. I also understand the extraordinary busyness of executives, educators, the self-employed and managers and work to provide private, confidential and easily accessible online options that will suit your schedule. 


I do not discriminate in any fashion due to religion, race, sexual orientation or well, anything really. LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples are warmly welcomed. Come as you are and we will address your concerns and hopes for your future in a proactive, health oriented way.  I strive to operate an inclusive practice that is prejudiced against none. I genuinely look forward to meeting you and planning out your treatment options and road to health and wellness.

Theoretical Orientation


While I see the advantages of focusing on behavior and thoughts – the CBT way – sometimes changing our attitude, mindset or a habit is simply not enough. There are times in life when having someone to walk beside you in the most challenging parts of the journey is a source of comfort and strength. This belief, that we need each other at different places and spaces along the path, a guide, a companion, a torch bearer in the darker days is what drives my practice. 


While I do not focus on the spiritual without my client requesting that aspect be focused on, I do feel that the therapeutic relationship is sacred and recognize what an honor it is to have someone share their story with me.


I strive to honor that trust with thoughtful, educated, empirically based therapeutic interventions that focus on healing, health and wellness across all the facets of life. Holistic treatment: body, mind and spirit are all aspects of treatment that I am open to when working with my clients according to their needs and goals.


I have found in trauma treatment study, training and personal treatment that EMDR, EFT and IFS are effective and optimal options for addressing symptoms related to trauma be it current or historic and do offer these interventions separately or in a blended fashion if it is deemed appropriate.

Certificates/Special Training

LPCC-S allows for the supervision of licensed clinicians seeking independent licensure

Telemental Health and Digital Ethics 
Graduate Level Certification in Gerontology
EMDR Level Two Trained
Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional

Certificate Program in Jungian Psychotherapy

Advanced Ethics in Mental Health

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Ohio Psychologists Association
International Association of Trauma Professionals

Publications

A Study of Energy Psychology and the Efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques in Trauma-Focused Therapy

Presentations


  • Ethics In Mental Health Practice including HIPAA (3 or 4 CE hour trainings available for psychologists a/o MA level clinicians)
  •  Comparing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with the Chakra System 

  • Behavior Modification and Parenting
  • Trauma Treatment and Self – Care for Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma