Jennifer Henderson LMHC, ATR, EMMHS is a licensed mental health counselor, registered art therapist and African-American ethnic minority mental health specialist in private practice in Seattle's south end neighborhoods (zip 98118 and surrounding areas). Jenny has over 20 years of experience counseling all ages and populations and is presently specializing in women's issues and racial identity. Her clients are individuals and families who recognize that they would benefit from counseling. Jenny provides the compassionate and professional counseling services that support you as you recreate your life by creating positive changes, developing new behaviors and thought patterns and healing old wounds that have been a source of emotional pain. Jenny is also a trained and certified Clinical Supervisor for counselors working toward their mental health counseling license.
It can be a humbling experience to seek the guidance and support of a professional counselor. Choosing the right counselor can be challenging too. Psychotherapy, counseling or art therapy may be helpful if you're experiencing:
* feelings of sadness, anger or anxiety
* relationship conflict or loss of a loved one
* strained family relationships
* painful memories of childhood abuse or trauma
* challenges of parenting
* difficulty establishing and maintaining intimacy & trust
* feelings of low self-esteem, shame, guilt or isolation
* stress from dealing with racial or ethnic bias and institutionalized racism
* the stress of caring for an aging parent or ill loved one
* significant life transition
Who hasn't experienced one or more of these issues at one time or another? We can all benefit from having an opportunity to sort through our issues in a manner that is safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, insightful and empowering.
My approach to counseling is holistic, eclectic and focuses on your strengths and goals. Depending on your needs and other factors, this approach may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (working on thoughts that create behavior) , psychotherapy (exploring issues or trauma from your past and considering their impact upon your present life, behavior, thought patterns and self-esteem), art therapy (to encourage self-expression & insight through the use of art materials), role playing, guided imagery, eft-tapping and progressive relaxation among other techniques.