I'm Jen, Therapeutic Practitioner & Coach
Over the last sixteen years, I’ve found my way through overwhelming depression, recovered from an eating disorder, worked to heal from past trauma, walked friends and family into death, navigated my own divorce, and redefined my beliefs about the divine.
It was through those challenges that I learned the important role the body plays in healing and growth. Since that time, I’ve dedicated myself to my own growth through body-centered therapies, which ultimately led me to help others with their own experiences.
My journey has included formal education in a variety of modalities. I studied at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University, the first Ivy League graduate program dedicated to merging spirituality and evidence-based research within the context of clinical psychology. I attended a two-year certification program in Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy rooted in core principles of mindfulness. I became a Somatic Experiencing professional through a three-year training program centered on a rich theoretical framework for understanding and addressing trauma physiology.
In addition to these somatic therapies, I also completed certifications in nervous system regulation, attachment theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), breath work, and yoga, as well as a two-year Healing Shame Practitioner certification at the Center for Healing Shame in Berkeley, California.
My immersion in these various modalities has given me a breadth of experience to support others on their own different personal healing journeys. I have accumulated hundreds of hours of supervision and mentorship to develop and deepen my skills, and since 2018 have worked in private practice with clients across the country and around the world. I also provide integration care for patients undergoing ketamine infusions at Kairos Restorative Medicine, a neuroscience-based clinic that offers innovative therapies to patients suffering from persistent pain and mental health struggles.
No one technique will resonate with everyone. That’s why I offer a combination of these modalities – and many others – to help you find a path to healing that’s unique to you and your experiences. If you’re interested in finding a more personalized path to emotional wellness, schedule a call with me.
My certifications and continued
areas of study include:
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST)
Healing Shame Practitioner (HSP)
Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT)
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)
Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)
Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies
Buteyko Method Breathwork
You see, everything that’s happened to you has also happened to your body.
Your body has been through everything with you. Whether you’re wrestling with feelings of anxiety, dissociation, shame, insecurity, depression, chronic pain – these are all ways your body is telling you something’s not right.
With the right skills, we can work through these feelings and sensations and come out on the other side with a deeper sense of freedom, joy, self-compassion and capacity for healing and growth.
What it's like to work with me
I won’t press you into the practices that have worked for me.
No two people are the same; therefore, no two healing paths are identical. I’ll focus on your own experience, your own body, and your own intuition. Because your healing journey should be approached in a way that works for you.
You can come and go from support as you need.
There is a lot of flexibility and freedom built into this work! You are free to take in as little or as much of my support as feels good to you. I have some clients I meet with weekly, others I meet with every other week, others I meet with monthly, and still others who reach out if something comes up and they feel that a single session would be supportive. There is no right or wrong way. It always comes down to what feels most supportive to the client.
You’re in control at every step of the process.
This journey is yours. You get to decide where you want to go. I’ll guide you throughout the process, but you have the power to redirect our conversation in ways that make you feel safe and comfortable.
Coaching or Therapy?
I work with clients as a practitioner and coach. While I have trained alongside therapists and have certifications in multiple modalities used by therapists, a licensed therapist typically works within a particular state or location. I wanted the freedom and flexibility to work with clients in any state and across the world. Because of this, I chose the practitioner and coaching path as it aligned with my values and goals.
Therapists also use a medical model and are able to diagnose and treat. As a practitioner and coach, I use a support model to accompany you on your journey. While I use many of the same practices in our conversations, my approach is built on a foundation of equality. You’re responsible for your own growth and transformation, because you’re capable of it! I am here to walk alongside you and provide a courageous space where we gently explore the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that could be holding you back in life.
Learn to speak the language of your body; discover a sense of feeling "at home" in your body.
Engage the healing capacity of your own breath to transform your nervous system patterns, thoughts, and beliefs.
Attachment Theory & Internal Family Systems
A powerful pathway to
healing & the relational connection with ourselves and others.
Recover and rebuild the security and trust that was broken with yourself and others to build a life you
Finds the story behind the story
Jen is thoughtful and intuitive. Her calm demeanor, unassuming presence, and warmth will give you a safe place to open up and explore your feelings. She listens and finds the story behind the story and is able to artfully weave your words back to you for reflection. Her somatic skills help you to understand just how your thoughts and feelings are held within your body.
- Suzy G.
How We’ll Work Together
Healing and growth is a journey, not a destination.
And I’m here to help you on that journey.
You’ll have the opportunity to share your story with me and tell me about your goals and desired outcome.
We’ll clearly identify the areas of your life where things feel challenging, the history behind it, and why it’s coming up for you in this moment.
Using modalities that resonate best with you, we’ll begin the work of going deeper to process the things that need attention.
You’ll walk away with a greater sense of self-awareness so that you can continue to process and grow in your journey toward wholeness.