Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“The psyche is as much about the soul as it is the mind… the soul has something to do with breath and creation and the transformation of darkness and chaos into light and form.”R. Kuja
In exploring the deep places of our thoughts, feelings, desires, affections, and aversions, we are allowing the opportunity for the creation of something new.
Life can be challenging. Even in putting forth our best efforts to overcome the difficult situations and trauma that we encounter, we can still experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and other issues. These struggles place great strain on our mental and emotional health. Jenny works intently and compassionately towards helping clients find redemption, newness, and hope.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. Fascinated by interpersonal neurobiology, Jenny provides therapy services through an attachment-based lens and believes it is the renewal of our minds within secure relationships that truly transforms us.
Jenny has worked with individuals and families not only in the therapeutic space but also in a variety of contexts including sports coaching, leadership in youth ministry, and professional-collaborative art projects. Through experience gained in formal education as well as in personal and professional spaces, Jenny offers a safe haven for clients to sort through their thoughts and feelings in order to find true freedom in their life and relationships.
WHAT TO EXPECT and FAQ’S
- An important GOAL OF THERAPY is to have a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your experience. While there is a plethora of ways to approach therapy, the target is self-awareness and personal growth. There are risks and benefits to therapy, and the journey of exploration and awareness can be difficult. It is important that you feel comfortable talking with your therapist. If I am not the right therapist for you, I will assist you with referrals to obtain the services you need.
- HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE? Each session lasts 50 minutes. The frequency of meeting can vary based on your goals and needs. While both short-term and long-term therapy exist, there is no set number of sessions in the therapeutic process. As necessary, we will converse about your progress so you can make informed choices about the frequency of appointments, the length of your time in therapy, and what it might look like when therapy will cease.
- WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE? A therapy session is very flexible. I am committed to understanding your situation and the reasons you are coming to therapy. From the beginning, we will strive to establish a strong working relationship while setting goals together. In following sessions, we will work in various ways towards those goals as I implement therapeutic approaches and modalities that are specific to your needs. I will gently be curious alongside you and offer an abundance of support, and throughout the entire process, I commit to compassionately offer a listening ear. Bring whatever you need to therapy, and we’ll address it together.
- What does your ROLE AS A LMFT mean for me? The field of Marriage and Family Therapy means that therapy is approached from a systemic perspective. MFT’s consider the context of relational dynamics, generational patterns, and social and cultural environments in their models of intervention.
- What are your AREAS OF FOCUS? While I work with individuals, couples, and families, my focus and passion is working with women, and I have experienced extremely positive connections with teen girls (age 14+). Spaces I work in include but are not limited to: individual concerns, relational concerns and dynamics, sexual abuse histories and trauma, adolescent issues, mood disorders, and spirituality issues.
- The PROCESS OF BEGINNING starts with contacting me. Call or email with your questions or to begin the process of therapy. More information can be found on Psychology Today.