Hi there, I am Jen. Do you want to improve the quality of your life? Do you want to make long-lasting changes that improve areas of your life such as work and relationships? I empower clients to overcome the daily challenges of dealing with such issues as depression (or other mood disorders), anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, and grief. I'm here to help clients (ages 10 & up) get back to a place in their life where they feel more balanced, secure and to a place where they feel happy with their overall quality of life. I do believe in a holistic approach that focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection. I utilize various techniques that include mindfulness, helping you identify and address irrational thoughts, motivational interviewing and more. I work with clients to identify treatment goals at their 1st appointment, if possible and I also like to assign therapeutic "homework" since this helps clients practice and eventually acquire the skills they need to feel better about themselves and their lives. No matter the issue, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy is a brave thing to do and I will provide a safe space to help you heal and grow. In our sessions, I will provide empathy, active listening and humor to help you overcome what is troubling you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, I will be doing information gathering. I like to get information on what the presenting issues are and what challenges you are facing. I also like to obtain social and medical history. It is very important that we discuss your treatment goals and discuss your treatment plan.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize various evidence based modalities such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoeducation, Narrative Therapy and ACT.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I am a therapist who enjoys working with both teenagers and adults who are struggling with life transitions, relationships and identifying obstacles or barriers to a better life. I also proudly work with anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ as they work to address the unique issues they have to face with regards to bullying and discrimination, gender identity, sexual orientation, loss of or strained relationships, identifying support and resources and more.