Jennifer Birt, License Eligible, Under Supervision for Licensure
After earning my Bachelor of the Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology from Millersville University in the
summer of 2000 I moved to Chicago, IL. I found myself quickly moving into the social services sector and
began working as a case manager at a homeless shelter. I moved on to working in pre-trial services with
juvenile offenders. This helped me realize my passion of helping children and transitional age adults.
After moving back to Pennsylvania a few years later I began my journey learning about different aspects
of the social service sector. I have worked in the field for almost 20 years with adults, adolescents,
youth, and families in extended care programs for addictions, trauma focused group homes, psych
rehabilitation programs, RTF programs for adolescents with behavioral and mental health disorders, job
corps programs for transitional age adults, disability services, and in the school system in a community
school based program. I have worked as clinician, direct services, case management, as well as
In December of 2019, I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a masters degree in Clinical
Rehabilitation Counseling. I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Currently I am receiving
supervision hours for my LPC in Pennsylvania. My education and professional background give me a
unique and effective approach to counseling. My goal is to support you through your own healing
process to become a better version of yourself. I believe in meeting each person where they are in the
present moment and utilizing their personal strengths throughout the therapeutic process. I utilize a
holistic, individualized approach that may incorporate cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies,
mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and choice reality theories.
Destiny Foster, Intern
Destiny Foster is a Stockton University graduate student, currently studying for her Master’s degree in counseling. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in the Health Sciences with a minor in Holistic Health from Stockton’s undergraduate program in 2020, with the original intent of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist. However, along the way, she began to recognize the importance of nurturing the mind, body, and soul alike. Thus, she has landed here, at Holistic By Nature. Destiny has experience working with both children and adults with minor to major physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as ample experience caring for the geriatric population.
She enjoys writing, reading the densest books she can get her hands on, and thrift shopping for rare finds. She is an avid weightlifter and believes in the importance of daily movement and exercise to coax the mind into a state of reflection. Her professional goals include working to destigmatize the taboo associated with mental illness, as well as to help her clients realize that the strength to succeed has always been within them. One thing she hopes to do is encourage her clients to “break the mold,” so to speak. That is, instead of trying to squeeze yourself into a mold not meant for you, break that mold and create a new one. She has the loudest laugh a human being can muster, and she intends to use it to her advantage when counseling clients.
Destiny will be working as our newest Life Coach, while cherry picking ideologies from Existential and Person Centered theories, and finding her own personal style along the way. She will also be managing a great deal of behind-the-scenes social media and outreach for Holistic By Nature. In the future, she hopes to work with survivors of abuse, victims of trauma, and those suffering with severe anxiety.