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Jennifer Creson, LMHC
I believe that people are already whole and that what we perceive as our brokenness usually comes from some kind of disconnection from ourselves and other people. Anxiety, depression, a general feeling of loneliness, or feeling unlovable, all these stem from these disconnections.
I hope to help you learn more about your self-worth in the face of previous relationships, families, and systems that have told you that you aren’t good enough.
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA adults, people in non-traditional relationships structures, and kinky folks. I am also radically sex and body positive and am a sex therapist in training.
I value and honor each person’s individual experiences and needs, acknowledging that many of us lose our sense of our uniqueness along life’s path. In my work, I use an "integrated" style of working with clients, drawing on a number of different modalities depending on the client's needs.
Some of the most prominent theories in my work are Attachment Theory, Social Justice/Anti-Oppression work, Internal Family Systems, Inclusive Feminist Theory and Mindfulness. For work with relationships, I use the PACT approach. You can read more about PACT here!
Professional training & memberships...
Professionally, I am trained as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and received my degree from Antioch University in Seattle. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, credential #LH60720663 and I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling; Counselors for Social Justice; and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
-Kink and Polyam affirming
-Sex & Body Positive
-Attachment/Family of Origin
-Anxiety & Depression
*Sex Therapist in Training
50-minute session for individuals: $170
50-minute session for families: $170; 80-minute session for couples: $255.
*note: the first session (after the 20 minute intro) for couples is 2 hours long in order to do a "relationship inventory", a vital part of PACT therapy and is $310. We will discuss this in the intro session.
Jennifer is in-network with most Premera, LifeWise, First Choice, Kaiser, Regence, Cigna, Anthem and other Blue Cross plans.
Please be aware that couples counseling is rarely reimbursed by insurances. Jennifer will coach you on what to ask your insurance company to see if they will cover her services.