I BelieveWorking with couples and individuals who want to improve communication, collaboration, and harmony in their relationships is my purpose ❤︎
About Dr. Jennelle
As a PhD Psychologist and Relationship Advisor specializing in nontraditional relationships and family structures (i.e., female same-sex couples, divorced/remarried couples, and blended families), I offer support, guidance, and advice on the matters of the heart that matter most to you, helping you navigate through all of life’s unexpected turns. I focus on the partnership, helping relationships thrive throughout all of their big change of heart transitions (e.g., divorce, blending families, career and financial shifts, sexual identity struggles, etc.). Life is ever-evolving and it’s my job to make sure your relationship evolves along with it.
I received my doctorate of philosophy in psychology in 2012 from Northeastern University after ten years of studying psychology. My undergraduate work and dissertation focused on the investigation of mental health related behaviors in adults and children. I have taught abnormal psychology at the university level multiple times in addition to acting as an advisor to undergraduate students. Following my graduate work, I focused primarily in the physical health space; guiding others to reach their wellness goals through teaching nutrition courses, weight loss counseling, and fitness. I currently specialize in helping female same-sex couples embrace the big changes that come with choosing to live for love.
I am a co-parent of three amazing children (twin sons – The Tinies, and a daughter – The Little) and together we share our lives in a beautiful home just 20 minutes from the ocean with my partner-in-love. I am a cultivator of harmony and enjoy spending time with family and friends, relaxing outdoors in the sunshine over delicious food and beverage… just as much as I enjoy exercising with a soulmate workout, finding new tools to make my life more efficient, and learning from mentors who continually help me to *be better*.
Dr. Jennelle Success Stories
We Can’t Imagine What Our Relationship Would Be Without Her
"My girlfriend and I have been talking to Dr. Jennelle since the beginning of our “Big Change of Heart”. Honestly, we can’t imagine what our relationship would be without her. All of the resources she provides for us to have access to her are wonderful. We have the ability to be in the Big Change of Heart Community where you get to be with other people who are going through similar situations as yourself, and participate in her daily activities. The most valuable thing to our relationship is having those one on one sessions with Jennelle. Getting to speak to her and explain what’s going on, getting that feedback (even though it’s hard to hear sometimes) has really made this transition, this change, so much easier for us. I cannot stress how important it is for us to have those talks with her, and being able to follow up with emails when we really need to vent our emotional times. It has opened lines of communication for us that I’m not sure we would have without her. Going through this experience with Jennelle being our biggest cheerleader is something I am forever grateful for, she is a wonderful relationship adviser, coach, and friend." ~ MW
It Was Like Talking To Your Best Friend
"My partner and I have been seeing Dr. Jennelle now for about six months. We were both married. Her to a man and myself to a women. We met in very unlikely circumstances and had a Big Change of Heart. A friend of Meghan's (my partner) is a blogger and gave her name to Dr. Jennelle so we could touch base. I was apprehensive. I don't like therapists. I don't like to talk about my feelings and I certainly don't like to tell outside people about them. But I decided to try. Meghan and I were struggling. We have 4 kids between us, three of which are special needs and we are both going through a divorce. We both lost lots of our friends because of our breakups. We had no one who knew what we were going through. No support. So we set up our first session. Skype is a wonderful thing. Jennelle was instantly very warm and friendly. As we talked it was so comforting. She would say things like "I know exactly what you are talking about" or "we went through the same thing". It was like talking to your best friend. If your best friend was a relationship adviser. She was very kind and sensitive to our situation. There were so many things that hit so close to home that a person who hasn't gone through a Big Change of Heart wouldn't know about. After our session I felt relief. It's so wonderful and comforting to us to just sit and talk and get a perspective that no one else has. Answers to questions and situations. Even some tough love (much needed). If I wanted to, I could go on the Big Change of Heart Community and ask questions or seek advice. Whenever I felt like I was in crisis I would just shoot off an email and I knew that I had someone that I trusted, that would help me through this tough time. And believe me, there were many. I don't know where Meghan and I would be today if it wasn't for Dr. Jennelle. Her advice, counseling, listening ear and friendship is invaluable." ~ YF