Jennifer A. Herman is a Functional Health Practitioner and the proprietor of Pine Laurel Wellness based out of the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. She specializes in nutritional therapy, mental health, quality supplementation and perinatal populations. She is certified as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Functional Supplement Specialist and holds certificates in Brainspotting Processing Therapy. She graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association in Seattle Washington and the Academy of Professional Supplement Certification. She was trained in Brainspotting under Rev. Martha S. Jacobi, PH.D, LCSW, Brainspotting for children under Salene Souza, Clinical Psychotherapist and Brainspotting for perinatal populations under Jana Glass, LPC, MAC, PMH-C, BC-TMH. She is also a certified birthing Doula and is working towards her certification in perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International.
She uses Brainspotting, lifestyle and nutritional therapies in her practice to help clients overcome unresolved issues that may lead to emotional eating, food addictions, disordered eating, chronic and or unexplained pain, stress, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma processing and more.
Due to her own experience with a life threatening ectopic pregnancy, she is newly passionate about women's mental and physical health postpartum, and has created a program, "Homeostasis Now: Perinatal" for women who have experienced pregnancy trauma, fertility difficulties, miscarriage and or traumatic births.
She has a keen interest in the gut - brain axis, and Nutritional Psychiatry. She is a member of the International Society of Nutritional Psychiatry Research, and believes in the power of 'being friends' with our microbiome.
She enjoys philosophy, research, natural wine, yoga, meditation, live music, hikes, camping (all things nature), laughter and family. She believes in realistic lifestyles, approachable and attainable goals, food as medicine and enjoying oneself alongside the journey to feeling great.
Last but not least, she thrives from helping others achieve their vision of wellness and health.