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Jena has extensive experience working with individuals and families who are affected by trauma. Her approach to therapy utilizes a holistic approach with an Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective, incorporating mind, body, and soul care.

Jena’s practice has a main focus on sports and performance psychology. Jena works to help athletes, coaches, and professionals consider how their emotional, physical, and mental aspects are dependent on each other to achieve optimal performance in whatever discipline they are pursuing.

Jena also helps those dealing with medical conditions. This includes preparing for and/or recovering from medical procedures, dealing with ongoing pain, sports injury recovery, infertility struggles, and coping with emotional challenges that are often present alongside these conditions.

Jena has a special interest in helping client's navigate and achieve full mind/body informed consent before having a medical intervention, starting/changing medication, or engaging in any type of treatment they are considering pursuing. This interest developed out of a number of her own personal experiences and the discovery that exploring both a mind and body approach to gain full informed consent had a positive impact on her both emotionally and physically. This held true in engaging in mind/body repair where this approach was not considered before a procedure or treatment was engaged in.

The purpose of navigating full mind/body informed consent is to consider and honor the emotional and psychological aspect of engaging in care and treatment for the body. Achieving mind/body informed consent will help in maximizing the success of any treatment a client chooses. Jena also works to integrate and address mind/body repair for previous procedures/medical interventions where full consent may not have been gained prior to an experience.

Jena's goal in therapy is to create a relationship where she can help you learn more about yourself and the Self inside all of us that is calm, clear, curious, and connected. The work is focused on identifying and building trust and connection to parts of you that exist in your life that may currently impair success at meeting goals you have and impact your overall functioning. Work together will center on helping you identify present challenges and blocks, help you reach your optimal performance goals, and facilitate healing and wholeness that is Self-led and unique to you.

Jena is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 19 years of experience in providing Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. She is a Level 2 trained IFS professional and incorporates this model into all her work with clients. IFS is an evidenced-based therapy. It is an integrative process that involves mind, spirit, and body work that is truly honoring to all parts of you.

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