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Amelia Jensen, LCSW, LICSW

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome to my Therapy Room.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in Mental Health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including refugees, geriatric, chronic mental illness, relationship issues, and trauma. I have had special training in diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum using the ADOS 2.

My therapy style is person centered and solution focused. I believe you already have answers within you but may need someone to shine a flashlight on parts that may be hidden or buried. I will tailor our dialogue to meet your unique and specific needs. I am an introvert and will be more of a listener and guider. My style is not as interactive and upbeat as compared to an extroverted therapist. I am straightforward and go straight to the work in most cases, rather than spending lengthy time on small talk. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community. I came to this country as a refugee in the 1980s and am a survivor of trauma. Age is important to clients so I will disclose I am in the 40 to 45 age range. My hobbies, include hiking, board games, reading, drinking tea and playing with cats.

Betterhelp does not allow us to diagnose people. In some cases diagnoses may not be helpful, as they can tend to place people into self defeating pattern. If medications are required such as in the cases of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, diagnoses and medications can certainly be helpful to obtain prior to attending therapy.

A little explanation on how I use different therapies:

Somatic- I help you locate the feeling in the body and describe it.

CBT- we work on thought distortions.

ACT- we work on seeing things can be both this way and that way, it's not black and white.

AEDP- we explore how anxiety is really a cover for other emotions
We explore rage.

Compassionate Inquiry- we identify how the triggers you are experiencing now are related to things that took place in the past. Therapist self disclosure with personal stories that relate.

Motivational Interviewing- we look at how your goals don't match your current behaviors.

Regular talk therapy and venting is great too- it helps me reflect back your patterns to you.

Poetry- I mix that in too if it pertains to you. It gets you to reflect.

Shadow Work- exploring your unconscious patterns and stored memories and how they affect your way of thinking.

Please take advantage of the journal feature. If you share it with me I may comment and we can discuss during our sessions.

I am ok with you having to multitask with your baby, eating, unable to get up as long as you are dressed appropriately and ready to engage in therapy.

If you are here for relationship struggles I will ask you and your significant other to take the Gottman Relationship Checkup which will cost $39 per couple. It will give us a comprehensive map of areas to focus on.

My sessions are 30 to 45 minutes supplemented by the message board. I can sometimes take same day appointments if you message me and I see it in time (I may or may not.)

I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Languages

EnglishPolish

License information

UT LCSW 12831183-3501

NH LCSW 2815

MA LICSW 125252

ME LCSW LC21360

DC LICSW LC200002013

WA LICSW LW00009625

Reviews

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Amelia is great, compassionate, understanding, and encouraging

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Amelia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Amelia, from our first video session was polite, respectful and helpful in giving me exercises and tools to help me with my situational stress and anxiety. She makes me feel safe to express my emotions. She even read me a poem that resonated with me- The guest house by rumi.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

very very helpful and insightful. Amelia makes me feel empowered and reminds me what I am capable of. I appreciate her knowledge and expertise with coping mechanisms and how to communicate with my loved ones.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Amelia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I didn’t think therapy could be this useful. It has truly helped me change my way of approaching each day. I am so thankful for the help and support!

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Very helpful. Good listener and provided insight and tools to help me through a tough time.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Amelia was very helpful for me. Very understanding with great insight.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues