Relationships are important for our well-being. Relationships can also be very difficult at times. Some relationships are more difficult than others. Whether you are having difficulties with a spouse, partner, boss, or friends, I can help you learn to have better relationships with others. We will work together in finding ways to navigate difficult people and how to leave interactions feeling good. I want to help those that are currently or survived emotional abuse in finding recovery and provide a start to having healthy relationships.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address issues ranging from relational conflict to the broad spectrum of mental health. Through an eclectic approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems-based modalities, I explore current problems within the social, cultural, and environmental context of life experiences and the impact these experiences have on both physical and mental health. I often approach the presenting issue as a symptom and endeavor to assist clients in developing an understanding of the function that problem serves and how to achieve that same function with more desired outcomes.
Are you ready to free yourself from limiting beliefs that contribute to social, emotional, physical issues or behaviors? I would love to work with you, to help you gain back your freedom. What's holding you back? Are you feeling not enough? Is your weight holding you back? Are you anxious in any way or depressed? If you want to succeed in the most important aspects of your life - in relationships, your job and how you feel about yourself, I can help you be truly happy and free you from self-destructive thoughts and behaviors, living a confident, motivated and happier life. I can help you let go of the past that is holding you back.
Times are stressful right now and we all could use a little help. Whether your life is good, bad, ugly or somewhere in between, its good to get some insight. We all just need to stop for a second, take a deep breath and observe ourselves. Are you reaching your full potential? Is your life turning out like you've imagined? Are your needs being met? Is something missing? By seeking help, you have taken the first step to new freedom and happiness. I am able to see each individuals issues and help them develop a plan to recover or simply improve. "When we are all alone we are in bad company". You are no longer alone. There is help.
Let's clear the blocks to living the life you want. Speaking up, claiming your right to happiness, stepping ahead with joy and confidence. Sometimes old patterns, beliefs or traumas get in the way. I use a blend of shamanic and other spiritual methods along with science-based neurological trauma clearing techniques. Sometimes the origins of your blocks are from childhood, past lives or even ancestral patterns. Clear core beliefs like "I am not enough" or "I don't deserve" or "I am not safe". And build new patterns (and neuro-networks) of success, self love and confidence. See: Facebook Jovanna Casey MSW LMHC for reviews.
I assist Couples, Individuals, Teens and Families. See my website: fenntherapy.com. I provide emotional support, practical communication tools and emotional coping skills. Together, we create a treatment plan for positive change. Unresolved family issues, trauma, stress, couple conflicts, parenting challenges, life transitions and changes in your primary relationships can get you down. You deserve support and help to heal. I create a safe place for you to create the healthy changes you desire. I look forward to meeting you.
For 30+ years I have worked with adults seeking relief from depression, anxiety, relationship strains, loss, addiction. For all my clients, healing is integral: we attend to troubling emotions, patterns of thinking, body sensations and spirit. My study of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, a gentle touch therapy, confirmed for me that within each of us there is inherent health. We learn to listen and align with this health, building on already existing resources, creating a new trusting connection and learning new skills.
You can recover your authentic self! My compassionate and accepting approach uses a variety of simple and effective techniques to help clients understand themselves, make clear and conscious choices, learn to listen to their own inner wisdom, set healthy boundaries, fulfill their own deepest needs, and become their most authentic selves.
*Limited Spaces Available* Do you feel disappointed in yourself, drained of energy, or lonely? Have you recently faced a transition and are struggling to get your life back on a rewarding path? Do burdensome emotions or racing thoughts interrupt you throughout your day? Are you feeling disconnected or unsatisfied in your relationships? Do you wish you could live a calmer more connected life and still be true to yourself? Would you like to achieve more, grow more, and feel more alive? Depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief can cause ongoing pain that takes you to places you never meant to go.
In my 40 years as a psychologist my goal has been to provide the safe nurturing environment that creates a productive client/therapist relationship. I have never forgotten my early experiences in seeking help from a therapist, wondering what it would be like, and if it would really help. I appreciated the understanding and insight I received then, and throughout my life, sometimes with my husband, I have found different kinds of therapy that were helpful to me and to my clients.
Are you overwhelmed by the pandemic? Do you have relationship issues? Are you challenged by anxiety, depression, or fears? Do you suffer from low self esteem or confidence? Do you have trouble setting boundaries? Are you going through life transitions, or just feeling stuck? Do you have unhealed trauma? Would you like to explore what your life's purpose is? Those are the issues that I specialize in, and I would be happy to help you navigate and heal them.
"Trauma, transition and transformation". I am committed to helping people empower themselves and promote their well-being by creating a nurturing and safe environment for strength-based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed and compassionate counseling. Together we will draw from different ways of understanding situations and different forms of collaboration to find what works best for you. This may include traditional talk therapy as well as exploring healing through other forms of therapy such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the practice of mindfulness.
In response to the global pandemic, I permanently converted my practice to life coaching through online Teletherapy services. That being said . . . I continue to support clients dealing with a variety of life disruptions that include, but are not limited to: Adult and Young Adult anxiety issues, with or without a deep sense of sadness. Unexplained emotional decline and the mojo it once held. Exploring unproductive behaviors that are being used as diversionary pain management mechanisms. And helping clients face coupling relational hopes, dreams and desires that have been disrupted.
I bring over 20 years of experience to the Presbyterian Counseling Center. I offer a unique opportunity for people who come to me for counseling to become aware of issues about their relationships with others, and also develop a deeper awareness and appreciation of their world and their place in it...a spiritual search. When spirituality and hope meet, many say they experience a transformative change. No matter where you are in your journey, I offer you an experience in which you will be encouraged to take small steps that can make a huge difference. I welcome you to this journey...
My practice is currently full. I have worked intensively with adolescents, adults, and their families for over 30 years. I work with individuals and couples to address life transitions, relationship, parenting issues, women's empowerment, and challenges including depression and anxiety. Specific foci/areas of interest include family dynamics, adolescent rebellion, strategies for success in school, ADD diagnosis and treatment plans and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I spent two decades working with pregnant and parenting teens, and teaching childbirth education at my local hospital.
Can you imagine that it's possible to behold your journey as an opportunity for growth, healing and enriched connections? What would it be like to know that you have the capacity to hold both grief and gratitude? It could be that you have come to a cross-road or are standing on significant thresholds as you face transitions, challenges and decision-making. Maybe grief has cracked you open, or you are struggling with illness and long to discover meaning and balance once again. Perhaps you have an emergent sense that there is “something more” that you are yearning for?
My breath, energy and relaxation exercises give you in the moment relief from anxiety, emotional distress and deep tension in your body. I also coach and empower counselors, therapists and other helping professionals how to implement their intuitive gifts with clients and to discover the crux of their life work and purpose. Hands on work includes energy meridian tapping (EFT and Tong Ren Therapy), point holding, guided inner awareness and access consciousness. My approach to sensual education and spiritual counseling empowers you to experience your life force energy as your creative and spiritual energy.
My practice is oriented toward adults going through transitions. I also work with older adults and with veterans. My practice is located in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington State.
The world is hard right now. The collective and individual trauma that we all face can be suffocating and lonely. Grief, anxiety, depression: they are all heavy and hard to carry without help. Maybe you've gotten help before and are back to a similar place. Maybe you are scared to reach out and share your experience with someone you don't know. Sometimes we just need a little perspective and other times we need someone who can do the hard work of helping us become our authentic self. Whatever your situation is, I am here for you. Big issue or small, you matter to me.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Port Townsend are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Port Townsend then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Port Townsend, or Child Psychologists in Port Townsend.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Port Townsend psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Port Townsend specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.