LGBTQ+ Affirming, Sex positive, Fat positive
CNM, Polyam, and Kink affirming
BM from Ithaca College
MSSW from The University of Texas at Austin
50 minutes: $150
80 minutes: $225
Hi there! My name is Jenna (she/her), and I am a social worker and therapist passionate about relationships, social justice, spirituality, and art. Searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I’ve been there. I’m so glad you’ve found your way to Ample + Rooted.
I approach therapy from a relational, trauma-responsive lens, and my work is often guided by mindfulness-based modalities. I believe in the immense healing potential of the therapeutic relationship and prioritize creating a compassionate, nonjudgemental space for you to share and explore. I value slowing down and tuning in, moving away from autopilot and toward observing the present moment. Depending on the day and your needs, therapy might involve celebration, tears, experiential exercises, noticing sensations in the body, conscious breathing, and laughter.
As a therapist and human, I am committed to anti-racism and am inclusive of all intersections of race, ethnicity, ability, size, sexuality, age, faith, and gender identity/expression. I believe that the relationship between our internal and external worlds is powerful, and I value looking both inward and to our external environment to gain insight. Sometimes, therapy involves unlearning what we’ve been taught and challenging the impacts of oppressive systems. While working for change at larger levels, we can create space for healing and empowerment on the personal level. Through therapy, we can explore the ways in which your unique cultures and identities have shaped you, celebrating resilience and wisdom while working towards healing what is painful and limiting.
I have had the honor of working with folks seeking support around a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, body image, identity, and trauma. I also have a strong interest in working with grief and loss. I have worked in hospice care, supporting patients and their loved ones through the challenges of chronic illness, caregiving, death, and dying. I am intimately familiar with the visceral pain of loss, the ongoing process of grieving, and the work involved in moving forward.
In addition to therapy, I find joy in singing, cooking, yoga, friendship, beaches, and coffee. I am clinically supervised by Neathery Falchuk, LCSW-S, CGP. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I would be grateful for the opportunity to work with you.