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Hi, I am Jennifer Christian. Welcome! Thank you for visiting. I specialize in a holistic approach to therapy that takes us beyond the traditional model of talk therapy. Awareness of sensation is the language of the nervous system. I am an experienced Somatic EMDR therapist with a passion of working with clients who seek to better understand themselves and work through past hurts. I specialize in trauma, grief, women’s issues, and transitions. I desire to bring awareness to the “whole” person which includes mind, body, and spirit.
“Conscious awareness is the foundation of healing. Blocked awareness is the foundation of disconnection, and separation from self and others.” Craig Penner
“Awareness is the gateway for feeling the texture of a lived life.” Daniel Siegel
“Fear of life is really the fear of emotions. It is not the facts that we fear, but our feelings about them. Once we have mastery over our feelings (experienced in the body), our fear of life diminishes. We feel a greater self-confidence and we are willing to take greater chances because we now feel that we can handle the emotional consequences whatever they might be. Because fear is the basis of all inhibitions, mastery over fear means the unblocking of whole avenues of life experience that previously had been avoided.” David Hawkins
My Counseling Perspective: I care deeply about understanding your experience and provide a place where you do not have to journey alone. I believe that healing occurs when we bring conscious awareness to our difficulties with courage, compassion, and curiosity. I work with a variety of approaches that include, building somatic awareness, Somatic EMDR, Enneagram (unconscious drives), and tapping into the nervous system’s natural healing capacities. If you have never experienced counseling, you may be asking how all this comes together or what I can do for you. Fit is important. I encourage anyone who is interested in therapy to reach out and ask any questions, and set up a free consultation. I look forward to speaking with you!