Together we’ll clarify your thoughts, beliefs, and needs to help you feel more authentically grounded in yourself and in your relationships.
706 4th Street
Oregon City, 97045
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
Each of us wants to be approached with respect and positive regard. Acknowledging this allows us to connect with each other from a place of compassion and kindness. This fosters a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that lets clients feel supported in sharing difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Conceptualizing from a contemporary Gestalt orientation means that I think about an individual as self-regulating and intrinsically moving toward health. Sometimes we get stuck in this process and develop ways of being that aren't helpful. My job is to help you gain awareness and understanding of obstacles to your goals and find more satisfying ways of connecting with yourself and others.
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”~Lilla Watson. Your story matters. We'll explore your experience and needs collaboratively and compassionately. As a co-conspiritor, I honor your process-- YOU are the expert on YOU! WPATH standards of care are used in therapy and letter writing.
Listening to your stories and really hearing your concerns, I can help partners identify and understand their needs and goals for the relationship. Possible outcomes: improved emotional understanding and connection, improved communication, improved sexual connection. Sex positive, body positive, queer-affirmative.
Grief is often a result of losing something you love. Often we feel shame or guilt for not being able to 'get over' our grief. We might experience sadness, disappointment, frustration or anger along with it. Grief is normal and can take time to process. Sometimes it comes unexpectedly, even when we think we're 'finished' with it! Together we will honor your grief and develop coping strategies.
Symptoms of anxiety can include, but are not limited to: feelings of worry and overwhelm, feeling you 'can't get out of your head,' fearing the worst outcomes will happen, a vague and pervasive sense of unease, agitation, sleep problems, nausea, frequent urination or diarrhea, sweating. Anxiety can show up as fears, panic attacks, compulsions, and social discomfort.
Depression symptoms can include but are not limited to: feelings of defeat, overwhelm, sadness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, heaviness, and fatigue. You may experience a feeling of disconnect from your body sensations and the ability to experience pleasure. It may be hard to get out of bed, stop crying, participate in typical daily activities or even life itself at times.
Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD has not posted any group sessions.
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