Jennifer Holliday Jones, M.S., NCC, LMFT #3319
Jen Jones is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with the State of Florida and has been a credentialed counselor for nearly 20 years. After graduating from graduate school at Stetson University, she began her counseling career in the school setting. In that setting, she worked with children with academic, social and behavioral concerns from Kindergarten to 12th grade. After she started her own family, she went back to work in the school setting where she worked with children who had special educational needs. During this time she worked with a skilled team of clinicians who embodied the term “whole child” education. It was in this special education setting where she began to realize the impact if she brought this same collaborative approach to a private setting.
It was March of 2012 when she decided to start Your Bright Side, PLC. Jen specializes her work in academic consultation, family relationships, and divorce adjustment & concerns. Jen is trained as a Parenting Coordinator as well as a Family Mediator in the State of Florida.
Heather Friedman, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #14495,
Individual and Family Therapist
Heather Friedman is a licensed individual and family therapist who received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working in residential, community, school-based, and private mental health settings. She specializes in the population of youth and young adulthood while focusing in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, behavior modification, self-esteem, adjustment, grief, and adverse child life experiences such as divorce and separation. She works from a cognitive behavioral framework while implementing expressive art techniques. She has extensive training in the area of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is currently under consultation for national certification as a TF-CBT therapist.
Outside of her practice, Heather works as a professor in the area of life skills and student success. She is passionate about serving her community as an advocate for youth mental health awareness. Heather believes that change comes from accepting ourselves where we are, and working towards growth in areas of concern. She strives to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients to change and grow while focusing on their strengths. Her clients express that her friendly, humorous, and genuine demeanor creates a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment for session.