Relationship Therapy

Learn to Connect with Yourself & Have Healthy Connections with Others.

Are the relationships in your life causing stress, anxiety or burnout?

You're not alone.

Hi, I'm Jen. 
Former people-pleaser turned elder-millennial therapist. 

I help people get unstuck by working through anxiety, depression, painful relationships, trauma and learning how to set boundaries, etc., so they can be present in their lives.

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in attachment, relational difficulties, and emotional discomfort.

In my experience, people don't tend to seek out therapy when things are going fantastically well. They do it when they're at their breaking point, completely overwhelmed and feeling like they don't have much left to give. 

If you feel like your emotions run rampant and that it's a constant battle to quiet down the negative self-talk, I get it. I've been there and it's exhausting as hell. When you feel like the anxiety, the anger, the never-ending-ness of it all just takes up so much space. 

"Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever feel better." 

"I'm so tired, but I can't seem to get good sleep."

"I'm feel like I'm crazy."

"I'm not good enough."

So many of us are plagued with these kinds of thoughts. While we work. While we we shower. When we're trying to get to sleep. When we're trying to feed our kids. Or as we ponder the best way to go about ghosting our entire family because we're tired of fighting with them. 

We get told, "it's not that bad," or "you just have to think positive." Even worse, we're often told that we're just too much. Too loud, too quiet, too worrisome, too fat, too skinny, too sensitive... too everything. 

We tell ourselves that we should be better. That our life is fine so we should be fine. We don't really know ourselves and we're disconnected. 

If you can relate to any of the above, reach out.  
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Here's the deal. When we're wounded, we take it out on others. Usually, it's unintentional but it leads to a lot of dysfunction and pain within our relationships. 

We collect our hurts and get trapped in vicious cycles we don't know how to break. We yell at our kids, shut down during hard conversations with partners, and we get burnt-out because we can't figure it out. 

We're good at not changing. Because it's scary. Our brains are hard-wired to dislike change because it's an uncomfortable psychological experience. And since we aren't good at predicting outcomes, when change is on the horizon, we get anxious, avoidant or worse. 

So, you're in this place. You don't want to be here. But you feel stuck. There is so much that keeps us in this place. Unresolved trauma, shame, lack of support, and the lies we tell ourselves. So, let's conquer that sh*t, resolve old wounds and figure it out. 

If you're a parent and you're struggling with your kids, your partner(s) or with co-parenting, I want to help you repair and create healthy connections. 

If you're worried about your teen and aren't sure how to help them, that's my jam. 

If you're a kid-free adult and you've just realized that being an adult is BS, let's talk. And if you're someone whose identity is often labeled as wrong in our society and you just want affirming support -- I've got your back. 

 

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

 
Therapy (usually) involves:​​
  - An initial intake session to establish goals. 
    - 60 minute sessions, weekly or biweekly. 
    - Discovering patterns and blindspots. 
    - Brainspotting to process and let go of the past.
    - Learning useful coping skills.
    - Kicking a** in your own life.

In the end, you'll:​​​
   - Have healthier relationships.
     - Understand yourself better.
     - Be attuned with your emotions and feelings. 
     - Know your self-worth.
     - Be able to set and respect boundaries. 
     - Be confident in the decisions you make.
     - Be your own best advocate.

The next step is the easiest part, 
you've got this

There are 3 ways to get a hold of me:

1. Email me at jen@therapyinalaska.com 

2. Call me at 907 865 8452 

3. Go to my Scheduling page

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