Services for Children

I also work with children from toddlerhood all the way through the teenage years.  In fact, I work best with those challenging tween and teens (probably because I currently have one of my own).

For these children, I offer nutritional and herbal guidance.  As your child heads into the teenage years and becomes heavily involved with academics, athletics, or the performing arts, his or her nutrition must be both sound and sufficient.

I also talk to the teens about their (over)use of gadgets and the importance of sleep.  These topics can be challenging discussions for parents but somehow when a third party is involved, the discussion becomes a little easier to unfold.

Tweens and teens grow rapidly so they benefit from bodywork as well.  The bodywork I offer is very different from physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic approaches.  It is based on manual osteopathic techniques (including craniosacral therapy) and reflex release techniques.  I find that this approach partners well with the nutritional/herbal and lifestyle education, and is particularly helpful when a child is also going through orthodontics.

Your child’s first session is 30 minutes in length and is free.  No strings attached.  This session serves as a “first date” for us both – you decide if you can work with me (and my quirks), and I decide if I can work you and your child.  If I decide that I don’t feel like I am a good fit, I will refer you to another practitioner who might be more appropriate.  Contact me to schedule this “first date”.

A regular session typically lasts for up to 60 minutes, includes some conversation and some bodywork, and costs $50.  I accept cash, check or credit card (including some HSA cards, but you must know whether your HSA covers naturopathic services).  As an unlicensed practitioner, I cannot participate in insurance programs.

Melissa, Indiana

Jennifer has been a wonderful help to me personally as a bodyworker. Her nutritional counseling and bodywork help me sustain my energy for my clients and family. She is also doing great work with one of my teens after a vehicle accident and a few sports injuries. I am very grateful to know my kid is in good hands. We see improvement after every session and she works so well with this age group.