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.
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.