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Jennifer Ljungquist-DeMayo, NCC, LMHC, LPC

Hope Builder. Strength Supporter.

Hello! Many potential clients are interested in knowing a bit about their therapist before starting therapy. I identify as a female, mother, therapist, sister, daughter, and support person. I earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University’s accredited counseling program. Prior to this, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Central Connecticut State University, which allows me to utilize a mind-body approach to psychotherapy. I have a Christian background, and can incorporate this into your treatment, only if you choose to desire it. I have been working with individuals, couples and groups in outpatient, community and dual diagnosis treatment program settings, where childhood and adulthood trauma, substance use, anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, self-esteem & body-image, stress-related and relational & interpersonal issues have been areas of need. I have clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dual diagnosis, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), mindfulness-based CBT (M-CBT), crisis interventions and more. I am fully EMDR trained, and will receive my EMDR certification Spring 2021. In my free time, I enjoy taking walks with my daughter and dog in nature, singing, drawing & other artwork, playing music, volunteering at church, baking, doing puzzles and spending time with my husband. 

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to help clients (located in both CT and MA) gain an understanding of how past events, current life stressors and unhealthy relationships/attachments have had an effect on their lives. If we choose to work together, I will provide a healthy, non-judgmental, supportive environment in which we can develop a plan to support your individual needs. 


I utilize a trauma-informed, compassionate and collaborative approach, in which I assist clients in recognizing their strengths, abilities and purpose. Each unique client is capable of developing healthy personal growth, in areas of physical, personal, psychological, emotional, spiritual and professional wellness.  It is my hope that through evidenced-based and holistic therapeutic techniques, we can work on healing past wounds, developing life balance, and a health sense of self. I would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you. 


If you would like to learn more about Jennifer, please visit the links below:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/702189

https://www.therapyden.com/therapist/jennifer-ljungquist-demayo-branford-ct

 

Behind the Name: TheMindfullcup, LLC

After working in the healthcare and mental health field, and studying exercise physiology and clinical mental health counseling, I have seen, repeatedly, a variety of people who neglect their inner self. With all the current education and social media platforms out there, you would think we might learn to practice self-care (and therefore, better care for others) more often, be mindful daily, and create an overall environment of wellness, inside and out. However, I continue to find that despite the plethora of information available, as a country, we still tend to neglect “true” self-care.

 There is a stereotype definition of the word wellness, and we’re great at that (posting selfies, etc.) but this neglects to fill our more deeper-rooted voids in life. We end up comparing ourselves to the next “big thing,” be it fashion, music, placed explored, online challenges, and yet…once completed and posted to the internet, we still feel empty. One of my goals, through the resources and blog portion of this website, is to assist others in dedicating time to true, inner self-care and wellness through therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, and education, connected with spirituality, in order to feel more filled with, well, life.

Throughout this website, you will see information on overall wellness and specific, broken down examples and discussions. Check out our Blog and Resources pages to start learning. I want you to be able to teach yourself how to use these techniques to live your life fully.

I always disliked the sayings, “live life with a glass half full,” or, “my glass is half empty.” Why not live life with a full cup? In addition to offering therapy services, this is the point of the blog and resources portion of my company. To help you learn how to live your life mindfully, with a full cup, so that you can continue to pour into others, as you pour into yourself, so not to run yourself dry along the way. Thus, TheMindfullcup, LLC.