About Jennifer Waters

Marriage & Family Counselor

Hi, I’m Jennifer Waters, founder and therapist at Waters Edge Counseling.

I would like to thank you for visiting my website and congratulate you on taking the first step towards seeking help with whatever issues you may be facing.

It is my belief that suffering is a part of life. We have all felt stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to move forward at some point in our lives.

It is also my belief that there is always hope for a better tomorrow.

My Christian faith and Biblical Worldview are the foundation of my counseling approach. Through this foundation, my own personal life experiences, and grace I have received along the way, I am able to come alongside of you and provide compassionate, empathetic and loving help, in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Each of us are uniquely created and though we may face similar issues, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to counseling.

I integrate faith, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), talk therapy to get to the “root” of the problem, on-going assessments,  goal setting, and homework to help my clients one session at a time. 

I am an Onslow County native who has called Swansboro home since 2002. I feel genuine love, loyalty, and pride in the place I was born and raised and for the people I have had the pleasure living alongside over the years. I love to spend time with my husband of almost twenty years, our two sons, extended family, and church family. Movies, good food, travel, spending time on the water, and reading true crime books are a few of my favorite things! I serve as a youth ministry leader at my church, volunteer at Onslow Pregnancy Resource Center where I am a client advocate and facilitator of “Forgiven and Set Free” Bible Study for post-abortive women. I am also an active member in The Down Syndrome Network of Onslow and Carteret Counties (DSNOCC).

I look forward to getting to know you!

Credentials & Expertise

Masters Certificate from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling, Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University, Certified SYMBIS Facilitator, Certified Prepare & Enrich Marriage & Pre-marriage Facilitator, member of The American Association of Christian Counselors.

Providing Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling in areas such as:

Anxiety & Depression

Biblical Guidance


Conflict Resolution


Grief & Loss

Marriage Counseling

Parenting Strategies

Pre-Marital Classes

& More…

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