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Jennifer Nestor-Cardwell, LPC, ATR

A little about my style of therapy: 

Hello, I am so glad you are here and I look forward to working with you. I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. I enjoy partnering with clients to honor each person's unique strengths and creative abilities, within the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. My tools for understanding the therapeutic and creative process are based on the developmental, humanist, and family systems perspectives. 

​During COVID, I began to work with clients virtually. Virtual therapy is not for everyone, however, it can be a great tool for some. I have also worked in schools and private practice with children, adolescents, teens, and adults to improve problem-solving skills, build confidence, and navigate anxiety. 

Life is filled with milestones and significant events, some planned and others unplanned. Birth, death, recent medical diagnosis, divorce, adoption, and moving to a new home are some examples. Partnering with clients to maneuver through the emotions accompanying these life transitions is a service I am proud to provide.

I also specialize in supporting clients with learning differences of all ages in navigating their learning styles through education, understanding, acceptance, and discovery, as well as empowering the unique gifts that accompany each person.

Therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist. It is a process that can nurture and transform. I enjoy working with parents and adult clients to help find resources for their child/children or/and themselves. Some examples of what this support may look like are suggesting strategies for the home, classroom, and/or at work, introducing mindfulness and stress-coping techniques, exploring self-care, finding life balance, and cultivating joy.


I received my M.A. in Counseling and Art Therapy from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon in 2003. When I am not at work, I can be found spending time with my family and friends swimming, hiking, cooking, tending to my bees and my garden, reading, practicing yoga, or just being with the scent of flowers.  

Jennifer was recently featured in an article in the Atlanta Journal of Constitution:

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