Jenny Larson

Jenny Larson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern

Supervisor: Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT

If you're feeling alone in your struggles and could use someone to connect to and a place where you can be yourself, please reach out.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-433-3345

1017 SW Morrison

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, infertility, and trauma, and those who are just finding life challenging at the moment and need someone to talk to. Feeling stuck, hopeless, or challenged isn't fun and connecting with someone who can understand can make all the difference. In addition, I work with folks who are struggling to find a job that's the right fit for them. All genders, sexual orientations, gender expression, and relationship types welcome!

My Approach to Helping

Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, career issues, infertility – these are some of the things that we experience as humans that can keep us from living the life we want to live. When these feel overwhelming and we feel stuck in patterns that aren’t working for us, therapy can help. I work with my clients in a collaborative way that treats you as the expert of your own lived experience. Everyone experiences life in their own way and deals with the ups and downs in their own way. Sometimes these coping strategies work. Sometimes they come up short. When they’re no longer working for you, we can talk about why this might be and what other strategies may help you move forward. If you’re stuck in a pattern and feel like you’re treading water, we can explore ways of changing direction that feel right for you. If you're healing from past trauma, I can help you find a sense of safety and foundation as you rediscover who you are underneath your past experiences.

My Values as a Therapist

As a therapist and as a person living her own life, I value questioning social conventions that may not be working for us . Often we're made to feel like we should be thinking or acting in certain way or want things for ourselves that don't truly resonate with us. I help my clients live authentically in the world, and find what works for them. I help them find the people in their lives who will be healthy for them and to let go of those who aren't. When you feel the world is against you, you can feel that someone is rooting for you. Training/exp: I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Psychological Science from Pacific University. My experience and training covers a variety of areas, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, infertility, healing from trauma, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, mood disorders, career counseling, and emotional distress. My training includes work with both individuals and relationships. My experience includes 20 years' in HR and career coaching.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Humanistic  External link

    I believe that everyone has the right to be who they are in the world, as they grow and learn. I practice an unconditional positive regard for my clients, even as they struggle with the challenges of being human.

  • Existential External link

    I help clients find the meaning in their lives and live authentically, recognizing both their freedom and responsibility for doing so.

  • Career Counseling External link

    I have 20 years' experience in human resources and career coaching.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    My training has led me to work with clients with anxiety and to develop treatments and interventions specifically for anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    I have seen clients and received training specific to depression, including interventions related to behavioral activation for those clients who are below the line of functioning due to depression.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I work with many folks who have experienced past trauma and we work together to build a sense of safety as they discover who they are underneath their past.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I have had clients suffering from grief and have successfully treated them and have resources available to them.

  • Infertility External link

    I have personal experience of infertility and am reading everything I can and meeting with other therapists who specialize in this.

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