Talk Therapy is a conversation with a fully attentive, supportive, non-judgmental listener. This kind of conversation helps you hear yourself talk and notice patterns and thoughts that you’ve been holding inside. There is also directive, respectful questioning to help you to go deeper in your thoughts or make connections. I often hear “Jenn, I didn’t realize I was doing that for all of these years. That makes total sense.”
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a therapy that I use in my office to help clients who have experienced trauma, both on a large and small scale. I find it effective with PTSD and for “that feeling that you just can’t shake.” Ask me about it when you call and I’m delighted to tell you what EMDR is.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients to take a look at how their thoughts, words and behaviors effect their emotions. We can retrain our brains to be more mindful as we go through our day and we will begin to notice changes in mood and gratitude.
Meditation is a form of therapy that you can do on your own, but often clients share that they do not take the time. I can guide you through meditation in my office. Clients have reported that after meditation, they feel more open, calm, relaxed, and energized—able to think more clearly.
Spiritual Counseling can be useful when clients cannot get past old issues of guilt associated with religious beliefs. I am respectful and loving towards all faiths and am an ordained minister with the Alliance of Divine Love ministry. I have been doing spiritual counseling since 2005 and will continue to do this work along with pre-marital counseling and wedding celebrations (see Commitments and Weddings).
Substance Abuse/Recovery/Transition Counseling for clients who have addiction and are transitioning back into daily life after recovery center. I work with parents of the addict as well as clients with addiction. Many of the discussions have to do with guilt, pride, co-dependency, past trauma, compassion, and forgiveness.