Licensed Professional Counselor
I provide warmth and humor, and will totally ask you about your family of origin. The best stuff is usually hiding just under the surface.
101 East 8th St
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2008
The world is ROUGH right now. For years it's been bringing up a lot of our old wounds that haven't fully healed, testing our coping skills, and asking us to be resilient in ways we didn't think we could (and honestly don't really want to most of the time). Through this all, there is so much light in all of us. Traumas big and small can help us get closer to our authentic selves. Processing and healing those old wounds helps us build resilience and find peace.
Mental health doesn't exist in a vacuum. All parts of who you are as a person can affect (and be affected by) your mental state. I encourage people to examine what they notice in their mind, heart, body, and all different aspects of their life. This allows us to feel more whole as human beings, and can improve our relationships with all different pieces of our lives.
Identifying as female in our culture comes with so many landmines. Navigating relationships, work/life balance, parenting, misogyny, and so on. If you've clicked on this specialty, you know. I like to work from an feminist perspective to see how gender underlies other stressors. Feminism is intersectional, and if you identify as female (or on the feminine side of the spectrum) this space is for you.
Humanistic, or 'person-centered,' therapy focuses on helping you recognize your worth and value as a person. Using this type of therapy, I emphasize that you're the expert on your own experience, and that I'm here as a tool to help you identify what will work best for you. It encourages acceptance of yourself, just as you are, while also bringing about freedom to enact change.
Using mindfulness in therapy allows us to be still in the moment and examine a situation without attaching meaning to it. It encompasses topics like gratitude, meditation, relaxation, and being truly present to what's happening in the mind and body.
Identifying as female in our culture in 2023 comes with so many landmines. Navigating relationships, work/life balance, parenting, misogyny, rights to body autonomy, and so on. If you've clicked on this specialty, you know. I like to work from an feminist perspective to see how gender underlies other stressors. Feminism is intersectional, and if you identify as female (or on the feminine side of the spectrum) this space is for you.
Change is inevitable, but transitions can shake up our emotions, thoughts, and sense of self. It's very common for people to have intense reactions to new or different life circumstances. Together, we can find ways to help ease the discomfort of a new situation and begin to feel positive about going through changes.
Trauma can comes in many different forms and affects everyone a little differently. I help people cope with and heal from trauma through validation, creating a sense of safety, and partnering together to figure out the best combination of tools to regain a sense of control over their experience. We always work at your pace and will only talk about difficult topics when you feel safe and ready.
Depression is a complex diagnosis that can have varied causes. Often, people experience depression when circumstances in their life leave them worn down, defeated, overwhelmed, or feeling powerless. Medication can be a great tool in treating the symptoms of depression, but often doesn't address the source of the issue. Counseling can fill in those gaps and help you begin to heal.
Jennie Hagen has not posted any group sessions.
As a practitioner of yoga, I’ve learned many pieces of yogi philosophy that speak to me both as a counselor and a human. One of the first things I learned that still sticks with me years later is this: The opposite of fear is love.