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Jen Cleanthous

Jen Cleanthous


6 years of experience

Hi, I am a clinical Social Worker in Maryland. I came to this career later in life, so I bring not only my education, but my life experiences. I work with adults who are experiencing challenging relationships with family members, with themselves, or both. We will work together to uncover your true self, find self compassion and identify what you can do to become the best version of yourself.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session you have two options, you can share what you are struggling with or I can ask specific questions to get to know you. These sessions are for you, so we will do what makes you most comfortable.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have a lot of compassion for my clients. I understand how hard it can be to seek therapy and I want to make it a safe place for you to open up. I also know that in order to grow, we need to be challenged. "Comfort is a safe place, but nothing grows there." I will validate when needed and push when needed.

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

ACT is an approach that helps to make space for uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, not fight to get rid of them. Often you will find that giving up this struggle frees up time and energy to work towards building a life that is full of actions in line with who you want to be.