Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Are you struggling in your relationship or with your child? Looking like you've got it made on the outside, but feeling chaotic, lost, or sad inside? I provide constructive, compassionate therapy for adults and couples via video conference.
510 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
EMDR is a different approach than talk therapy for relieving the distress associated with traumatic memory. This is an extremely well-researched protocol that brings much relief. I am trained in EMDR (Level 1 & 2), working toward certification, and use EMDR effectively with clients.
Your relationship with your partner can be the source of groundedness, stability, love and passion. It can also cause stress, resentment and pain. In couples counseling we build relationship skills, discover what's blocking you from feeling closer and learn to stay connected through the rough times so that you can become better, more loving partners.
I work with your whole self: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. We collaborate to create health on all these levels, as well as integration among them. For some, spiritual health means a dedicated practice, for others, it can be as simple as noticing our human connection. I'll meet you where you are.
I am passionate about this phase in life, and am committed to helping moms through this rocky time. I have been working with women around childbirth for almost 20 years and have advanced training in postpartum and parent/infant psychology.
My focus is to help parents and caregivers do so from a grounded place of love and connection. Many parents come to me when they are at very low points, feeling ashamed and angry, bogged down by the day-to-day grind of endless parenting tasks - you don't have to go it alone! You can find links to my parenting articles at http://www.psychedinsanfrancisco.com/author/jennykepler/
I use attachment-orientated techniques from EFT and Gottman Method to help couples restore connection, goodwill, feel more loved/loving and handle disagreements more skillfully.
I work with the effects of trauma using several different modalities, including Hakomi, EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy. We'll find the right combination that suits you, to relieve the symptoms that are bringing you here.
We'll work together to find your strengths and coping skills and then use a combination of mindfulness-based practices and cognitive therapy to reduce anxiety.
This is a group for therapists (pre-licensed ok) who are also mothers to explore the intersections of clinical work, attachment and mothering, and who see this work as a spiritual path. We will use inquiry, mindfulness and writing as entry-points into rich discussion and deep support. Both silly and serious, this group taps right into the river of heartache and connection that flows beneath this work we do. Holding the Therapist Mother promises to become a source for grounding, authenticity and development in this wild terrain we navigate everyday.
Family Caregiving, Child or Adolescent Issues
Come find support and community with other parents who understand the unique difficulties you face everyday. This is a safe place to be real about the full range of emotions you experience caring for your child - it's all welcome - and be met with compassion and empathy.
Did you know that couples spend an average of six years feeling unhappy in their relationships before starting couple’s therapy?