W H Y
J O U R N E Y W I T H J E N N A?
Many of my clients are drawn to working with me after they've had disappointing experiences in therapy and are feeling unsatisfied with the results of their mental health investment. While therapy looks different for everyone, most of my clients are looking for a more active, creative and supportive approach that provides them with concrete skills to apply to and improve their everyday lives. I firmly hold the belief that while the seeds of change, awareness and deeper understanding of self and others are planted in our sessions together, actionable change happens in between sessions when you have the opportunity to put your hard work into practice. Therefore, my goal is to provide my clients with an arsenal of practical tools and techniques to integrate as their own, so that they can successfully navigate through life. Therapy is a huge investment in yourself and your life, and I, too, am fully invested in helping you realize significant and observable change.
In addition, my unique education, qualifications and experiences, which include Western psychology and psychotherapy training alongside Eastern healing philosophies and practices, allow me to focus on the connection of mind, body and soul in an integrative, creative, holistic and nontraditional way not often provided or readily available in the mainstream.
Growing up in a conventional Western society, which unequivocally favored science over spirituality and mind over heart and instinct, I always felt like there was a crucial aspect missing in traditional therapy. While I certainly value, trust and utilize conventional science, education and practices, I have always been drawn to seeking a more holistic understanding of humanity. I quickly discovered that I am not alone. There are so many people who, like myself, want the training and knowledge that comes with a Western psychology and counseling degree, but also crave more meaningful, spiritual and collective therapeutic experiences and deeper understandings of themselves, others and our world that conventional Western therapy, alone, can't provide.
The work I do, which is largely inspired by providing that balanced and holistic therapeutic experience, is so much more than just a job to me; it truly is my life's passion.