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About Jen Meller

Helping women courageously and compassionately navigate
through difficult emotions and challenging experiences in life.

It's time to live more deeply connected to yourself

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Sixteen years ago, I walked into a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon. I was journaling about where my life was – and how it wasn’t where I wanted it to be. An image came to mind of myself in my late 60s with confidence, strength, and courage … none of which I currently had. As I sat there contemplating the image of my future self, something in me resolutely decided I would become that woman no matter what. I have never forgotten that moment.

 

I’d love to tell you I immediately changed dozens of things about my life and the person I am today is exactly that person I journaled about all those years ago. But that wouldn’t be true.

 

Here’s the thing: healing, self-discovery and growth is a forever kind of journey with lots of highs and lows. I worked to recover from past trauma. I experienced depression. I struggled through an eating disorder. I got divorced. I walked a friend into death. I left my safe, corporate job. My beliefs about the divine changed. I walked my father into death. And with each challenge, I learned more about myself, my courage, and my capacity to move through life’s heaviest moments. 

 

It was through those hard things I learned the important role the body plays in healing and growth. And it was those hard things that also led me to sitting with you in your struggles and hardships today.

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.

I didn’t get into this work to fix people.
I got into it because I needed the work myself.

 

And still do! My work with others comes out of this commitment to my own healing and growth.

 

I have formed a blend of beliefs in education, spirituality, research-backed methodologies, and perhaps most importantly, following personal intuition. I believe in holistic and well-rounded journeys for each client. No two people are the same; therefore, no two healing paths are identical. 

 

I continue to expand my knowledge to better serve my clients and myself.

​My certifications and continued
areas of study include:
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

  • Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy

  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT)

  • Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe)

  • Trauma Informed Stabilization Technique (TIST)

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Healing Shame

  • Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies

  • Somatic Trauma Therapy

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

  • Trauma Recovery Coaching

  • Grief Educator

  • Death Doula

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Coaching or Therapy?

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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.

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 ongoing support as you need.

After your first four sessions, you can meet with me as you feel the need. Whether it’s a weekly or monthly cadence, I’ll continue to support you in a way that best serves you. 

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.

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Everyone’s journey is different!

I work with the modalities that most resonate with you and your experience. 

Trusting the wisdom of your body at every turn, together we formulate a path towards healing and growth that is safe, supportive, and helpful for you.

Somatic Practices

Learn to speak the language of your body

Internal Family Systems

A powerful pathway to

self-acceptance, 

healing & growth

Polyvagal Theory

Engage the healing capacity of your own nervous system

Trauma Recovery

Recover & build a life you 

love to live

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. 

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How We’ll Work Together

Healing and growth is a journey, not a destination.

And I’m here to help you on that journey. 

1

Share

You’ll have the opportunity to share your story with me and tell me about your goals and desired outcome.

2

Identify

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.

3

Deepen

Using modalities that resonate best with you, we’ll begin the work of going deeper to process the things that need attention.

4

Grow

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.

We’re in this together.

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It's time to live more deeply connected to yourself

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