Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD

Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Together we’ll clarify your thoughts, beliefs, and needs to help you feel more authentically grounded in yourself and in your relationships.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503.317.0359

706 4th Street

Oregon City, 97045

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $145-$275

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

I am interested in where you are coming from, where you are headed, and simply where you are in this moment. Working from a Gestalt therapy approach, and integrating Buddhist psychology, meditation, and mindfulness, I bring a passion for human connection and a curiosity about you to our work together. This will look different for each individual, as each of our processes is unique. Therapy can open us up to new experiences and so the therapeutic relationship is essential to the work. Together we have the potential to increase awareness of your needs and discover what might be preventing you from getting your needs met. Gaining this awareness offers you the possibility to make different choices. With compassion, messiness, courage and laughter, we can find new ways of approaching old "stuff." YOU are the expert on YOU! My job is to offer curiosity, skills and information to help you reach your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

PsyD. Clinical Psychology, Pacific University; MA. Counseling Psychology, Pacific University; MS. Speech Communication, Portland State University; BA. Communication & Theatre, Goucher College. I celebrate and honor all aspects of diversity and identity. Using WPATH standards and models, I offer support, assessment and letter writing for trans* and gender non-binary individuals.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Humanistic  External link

    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.

  • Gestalt External link

    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.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Gender Identity External link

    “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.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    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.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    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.

  • Anxiety External link

    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 External link

    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.

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