About Me

About Me

How can I help you?

Well, for starters, you know the formal, quiet, reflective, reserved therapist? The one who sits across from you and nods? I know them too, and they are perfect for some people. If that’s what you’re looking for, then I’m not the right choice for you.

I’m informal and non-judgmental. I’m loud and I swear. A lot. I strive to bring humor and laughter into our sessions. But most importantly, I’m someone who holds an abundance of hope in others and who has a unique ability to help you see the very best parts of yourself. I reflect your strengths back to you. I help you to see all of your gifts and talents. I remind you that your struggles do not define you, that even though you now feel broken, you are still whole – you are still you.

I encourage you to kick off your shoes, curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea, and explore your inner world. If it feels more comfortable or it is more convenient for you, we can also do virtual teletherapy sessions. Although I have the clinical expertise and tools to help guide you on your journey, you bring the most important information to each session – your authentic self. After all, you are the expert on you. The truth is that all the answers that you seek you likely already know – you just need a non-judgmental, supportive partner to help you give voice to them.

I’m Jen Dunitz-Geiringer.

I was born and raised in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. My husband and I are raising our teenagers here. I understand the culture here because I am a part of it. I graduated with honors from Northwestern University and went straight to law school at DePaul University. After I graduated from law school, I practiced labor and employment law for almost two decades. I loved my co-workers and I loved my clients, but eventually I felt stuck. I had not paused after I graduated from college to ask myself what I really wanted to do with my life – I went to law school because it was what everyone, myself included, expected of me. I was afraid to dig deeper, to ask myself the hard, soul-searching questions, because it was easier to operate on autopilot and take the familiar path.

On the cusp of my twentieth year of legal practice, I made a life-altering, scary, and ultimately indescribably fulfilling choice to listen to my inner voice. I resigned from my law firm and pursued and received my Master’s in Social Work, summa cum laude, from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois. While there, I completed a specialized training program in evidence-based mental health treatment of adolescents and transitional-aged clients. I authored a research study on best practices for mental health centers on college campuses. Both during and after my graduation, I began to focus even more specifically on educational and career counseling and coaching. I had found my power, my purpose, and my path. I decided that I wanted to devote my therapy practice to helping others do the same. I have the education, expertise and the lived life experience to help guide you on your journey.