Jenny Larson, MA, LPC-Intern

Deputy Director & Therapist

Getting Unstuck

All too often we get caught up in patterns that no longer serve us and have trouble finding a way forward. I help my clients figure out what's keeping them stuck and how they want to move forward to a life that feels more authentic and fulfilling to them.

A Collaborative Approach

I believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives and of their own experience. As a therapist, my role is to support and guide my clients as they explore their own possibilities. My practice is built on respect and recognition of my clients' individuality and strengths.

Career Counseling

I have 20 years of experience as a Human Resource and Career Counseling professional. I have both seen and experienced the stress and anguish that being unemployed or being in a job that isn't the right fit can bring. I work with clients to help them find employment or volunteer work that brings them a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Approach

My approach to therapy is Humanistic and person-centered. I believe that every person has the right to feel accepted and understood. My practice is built on working with my clients in a collaborative manner that treats them as the experts of their own lived experience. I believe that people are most satisfied when they live according to their values and when they live in a way that feels authentic to them. Sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what that means, and having a supportive partner in the process can help. 

I believe that my role as a therapist is to explore with my clients the meaning they make in their lives and help them work toward living intentionally and with purpose - essentially, being who they want to be in life. I strive to build a trusting, caring, and supportive therapeutic relationship with my clients so that even when they feel that the world is against them, they remember that they have someone rooting for them.

I also believe that finding meaningful work (whether paid or unpaid) can lend a sense of autonomy, mastery, purpose, and structure to life and to that end, I incorporate career counseling into my therapeutic work.  

Areas of Experience
  • anxiety
  • depression 
  • relationship issues
  • family issues
  • career issues
  • feeling stuck
  • healing from trauma 
  • grief
  • stress
  • major life transitions 
  • personal growth/lack of fulfillment
  • work/life balance

I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Psychological Science from Pacific University. My coursework and training covered a variety of areas, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, career counseling, and emotional distress. My training includes work with both individuals and couples.

My clinical training began at William Temple House, where I served as a Counseling Intern from August 2018 until July 2019. I continue to see clients as a volunteer Counselor there. I currently serve on the Board of Existential-Humanistic Northwest (EHNW), a non-profit organization that promotes the primary existential-humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe.

As a Registered Intern in the State of Oregon, I practice under the supervision of Jennifer Moore, LPC.

It's important to me that you feel comfortable with the counselor you choose. To help you make an informed decision, I offer an initial 30-minute phone consultation at no charge.

My fee structure is as follows:

  • 30-minute initial consultation: Free of charge
  • 50-minute session: $80

I also provide sliding scale options for a limited number of financially restricted clients. Please ask for current availability and terms if interested.

I currently accept cash, check, and debit/credit card. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session.

I do not accept insurance; however, I am able to provide a receipt for payment if requested.

The most powerful tool in therapy is the relationship built by our therapists and their clients. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit.

 

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