Helping women prune out the weeds of worldly thinking in order to bear much fruit for the Kingdom.

Approaching mental health through a Christian lens. 

“Every branch in me that bears no fruit he takes away; and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.” – John 15:2

Why Pruned to Grow? Prune is such an ugly word, right?! So, why would we name our practice after something so yucky? Because, pruning is necessary for growth. In gardening, the unwanted or overgrown parts of a plant must be trimmed back or cut away to allow for fruit or blossoms to grow. Sometimes, we need to do the same in our life. Although pruning may sound painful and difficult, it is not a punishment. For a Christian, it is a reward. God prunes the life of everyone who is in Christ in order to bear much fruit.

Pruning enhances spiritual growth by removing what inhibits us, and allows us to grow in Christ. It may take some work, but you will not be alone. Pruned to Grow is here to help you remove the unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and habits that God wants to remove in order to help you grow in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker in Indiana and Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University South Bend. Her career has focused on substance abuse issues and prevention, family relational problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, and health and body image struggles.

Jennifer sees each person as valuable in the eyes of God, so she approaches coaching with that same value on each person. She uses a variety of therapy techniques to show grace, confront hard truths, and build strengths in each person with whom she works.

Jennifer gave her life to Jesus 2006, and she has matured in the Word and knowledge of Christ since. She is a wife and mother of two young sons, attends a home church group, loves everything about summertime, and gardens in her free time.

COMING SOON: Navigating Your Mental Health Guide

I created this workbook to get you started exploring your mental health through a Christian lens. It is filled with info on various mental health issues, Scripture, and questions for you to begin exploring your life, pruning worldly weeds, and growing spiritual fruit.

Book a Session

I offer virtual coaching for individuals and couples. Sessions are structured to get an overview of your background, help you approach your mental health concerns through a Biblical lens, and offer practical solutions to help you start living in the freedom, peace, and joy that Christ offers.