Licensed Professional Counselor
My name is Jen Marie Stratton and I offer mindful, experiential, compassion-based therapy to individuals navigating difficulty and change.
314 NE 19th Avenue
314 NE 19th Avenue
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to our experience as it is happening in the moment. As we learn to pay attention to our experiences as they are happening, we are better able to notice our common reactions and responses and the subtleties that often otherwise go unnoticed. Therapy allows the special opportunity of slowing down and get connected to ourselves in mindful awareness.
Each stage and phase of life has unique challenges and opportunities for an evolved self to emerge. We are certainly feeling change simmering on every level in our current world. On some levels, we adjust quickly to change--we are designed to adapt. But we evolve slowly--almost minutely--over time. I love offering a safe and supportive place for clients to pay attention to themselves and the ways they are being stretched in the change process--and walking with them through that process.
Humans have evolved to avoid pain, approach reward-- implicitly and below the level of consciousness. I have several years of experience in treating individuals and families afflicted with addiction and helping them understand this complicated arena, reduce shame and stigma and regain access to empowered choice. The power of human connection, belonging and purpose are vital in treating patterns of substance abuse and often overlooked. Recovery is about more than abstinence alone!
I am passionate about working with folks who have experienced stress and trauma in their childhood with lasting impacts into adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences alter the structure of brain which can have implications over a lifetime. Often referred to as "little t trauma" it includes chronic experiences of pain and the related impacts on development and coping with stress. Nervous-system regulation and attending to early, painful experiences are areas of focus in treatment.
Codependency at a basic level is a deeply personal misunderstanding of needs and boundaries with misguided attempts to connect, to receive love and to feel valued. Learning to understand oneself and one's needs can be a rich experience. Learning to develop a compassionate, loving core of self is a priority in this work. My training in Mindful Self Compassion has been a solid foundation of training for this type of work.
Anxiety is a general term for the several manifestations of experience that tend to produce nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These experiences can affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest somatically as symptoms and patterns in the body. Responding to ourselves amidst these types of difficulties can be challenging. MIndful, compassionate awareness and support can help!
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