Jenn Lodico Ward, LCSW-C
Jenn is a therapist who works with adolescents and adults; she offers a welcoming therapeutic approach geared toward the client’s goals for therapy. She understands that therapy takes work. Jenn’s strong rapport with her clients instills the necessary support for them to reach their potential. Adolescents is a time filled with change. This is seen physically by the body and felt emotionally by the shift in hormones. Jenn connects with teens trying to find their purpose, adjust to environmental stressors and learn self worth.
Jenn appreciates collaborating with teens and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and adjustment. Focusing on teens and adults, Jenn has found power in teaching the principles of positive communication and healthy boundaries. This promotes meaningful connection with the self and peers. Jenn treats clients who present with varying trauma histories. Specifically, she addresses feelings of avoidance and numbness in addition to changes in sleep pattern and self-esteem. Jenn often works with self-destructive behaviors including self-harm and suicidal ideation. Processing witnessed or experienced abuse, assault, and violence requires a careful technique that allows the client to take back control.
Jenn has an eclectic therapeutic approach utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Jenn’s calm demeanor and open methodology allows clients to feel comfortable engaging in therapy. She believes there is value in going at the client’s pace while offering exploration techniques, coping strategies and psychoeducation to guide the client in the process of self-discovery. If you have a desire to overcome feelings of stress and hopelessness, Jenn will give you the tools to regain peace and stability in your life.
How much does therapy cost?50 minute Therapy Sessions: $180 - $200 75 minute Intake Assessments: $270 - $280 60 minute offsite “walk and talk sessions”: $230 - $250
Do you take insurance?At this time, The Calming Mind is not in-network with any insurance carriers.
How long can I expect to be in therapy?To be effective, therapy must be goal driven and time limited. Length of treatment is dependent on factors that are specific to each person and what they're going through. At the beginning of treatment, we work together to mutually agreed upon goals that help to guide us in therapy. We also use validated scales throughout treatment to measure and track symptoms. Our clients typically begin seeing progress by their sixth session.
Can I do both in-person and virtual sessions?Therapy is meant to be "client-centered", meaning that it should help support each person's goals and in the way that they feel most comfortable. At The Calming Mind, we provide both teletherapy and in-person therapy out of our Bethesda office. We can adjust your treatment plan to utilize the benefits of both teletherapy and in-person sessions to aid in your progress. We recommend discussing your preferences with your therapist to help create the most effective treatment plan for you.
Do you use evidence-based interventions?Yes! Our staff is extensively trained in the most effective evidence-based therapy models for adolescents, adults, and their families. Each therapist has his/her speciality that they use to best help their clients accomplish their goals. Some of the therapy models that we use at The Calming Mind include, ACT, CBT, EFT, and EMDR.
What is different about your approach?Therapy is meant to be transparent and useful, and that is why The Calming Mind is dedicated towards using evidence-based interventions and teaching each client the necessary skills and strategies so that they can use them on their own. Our goal is for you to become your own therapist over time, by becoming better attuned with yourself, learning what strategies work for you, and engaging the resources that we create together. Therapy is not meant to be a one size fits all approach and this is why our staff has dedicated itself to being life-long learners to provide the best care to our clients.