Jennifer Huerta

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in


What are your areas of interest?

Relationship development
Organizational/focus skills
Substance use recovery

Best way for potential clients to contact you

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed clinical addictions counselor (LCAC) with additional training in mental health needs of service members, and trauma-informed treatment. I am pursuing training in nervous system reset and nutrition for mental health. I take a client-centered, strengths-based approach-I meet you where you are at and collaborate with you to create your treatment goals. Therapy can look like venting, reflecting, guided activities, practicing coping skills or meditation, or recovery planning.

What do you recommend to help clients focus on their work?

When people are trying to focus they are often trying to focus on too many things at once so I encourage people to do a brain dump to write down all of the things on their minds, write the top 3 on a post-it, and find a routine that helps them enter deep work-like certain music, certain time of day, having certain space clean and supplies at the ready, and doing a simple starting task to get started and build momentum.

What do you love about working with your clients?

I love helping people share and make sense of their story while planning for and manifesting growth in the areas they want to focus on. I love seeing the threads of commonality among clients so I can remind them they are not alone in their struggle. I love identifying and working through themes of core beliefs that keep people stuck in a mentality, a job, or a relationship.

What does mental wellbeing mean to you?

Mental wellbeing is an ongoing practice of self-love and self-care that can be as simple of washing your face, as enjoyable as engaging in your hobbies, as spontaneous as trying new things, or as mindful as being present with your loved ones to refresh, renew, and refill your cup.


2011 Masters of Social Work from Indiana University
School of Social Work
Mental Health and Addictions Concentration
Addictions Certificate

2004 Bachelors of Science from Purdue University
School of Child Development and Family Studies
Major: Youth, Adult & Family Studies
Minor: Psychology

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Expires: 4/2026

Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor
Expires 4/2026

Client Expertise

Teenagers, adults, couples

Treatment Approach

I use a client-centered approach that begins with getting to know you, your strengths, your symptoms, and your struggles. Then we will collaborate to create a plan for helping you improve your concerns. We will use this as a guide, but you will choose what is important for us to spend our time on in sessions. Therapy can look like talking about your week, practicing coping skills, or both. I take a person-centered approach and follow your lead based on your goals. Depending on the direction you want to go in, I'll help you identify your stressors and strengths, grow your self-care and coping skills, process your feelings, and amplify your motivation. Depending on your needs and goals, CBT, DBT, cognitive processing, or mindfulness-based stress reduction approaches can be helpful.