Nice to meet you, I’m Jen

We all have strengths and weaknesses often on the same continuum and I believe all deserve to find our worth no matter where we place ourselves. I bring a gift in seeing the best in people without naïveté. I am powerful because I have been dealing with complexities throughout my life. I have lived with chronic medical conditions including Type 1 diabetes, Systemic Lupus and Hypothyroidism since a young age. I am familiar with the difficulties surrounding shame, grief, and burnout in living with these conditions and I am willing to hold space no matter where you may find yourself in your journey.

I bring this perspective and authenticity into my work to help people understand self and determine where to go from there. I am grounded in empathy, integrity, passion and authenticity. I love to roll up my sleeves and join in the battle in finding your voice and influence in this journey.

Areas of Interest/Specialties:

I have found that it is incredibly difficult to find providers who understand the impact of chronic medical health and the subsequent impact to mental health and the nervous system, therefore I have a special passion for serving individuals living with:

  • Chronic Medical Disorders/Autoimmune Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating/Body Image Distortions

Modalities I utilize:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Education & Licensure

  • University of St Thomas/St Catherine University (Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work)
  • University of Minnesota Duluth (Bachelors Degree in Applied Sciences)
  • LICSW# 22259 (MN State Board of Social Work)