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Amelia Jensen, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes
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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. I have had training in sex therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy as well.

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.

A little explanation on how I use different therapies:

Somatic- helping you locate the feeling in the body and describing it based on a feeling meditation that originates from Eastern philosophies (this is a common technique used by therapists in recent years)

CBT- working on thought distortions. Specifically, I like to teach a session on 13 common thought distortions and help you identify how they show up for you.

ACT- working on seeing things can be both this way and that way, it's not black and white. We add the word "and" rather than "or" to your view of the world.

AEDP- exploring how anxiety is really a cover for other emotions such as disappointment, rage, fear etc.

Compassionate Inquiry- identifying how the emotional flashbacks (aka triggers) you are experiencing now are related to things that took place in the past. Awareness leads to initiation and we work on no longer letting these patterns take control of your life. Therapist self disclosure with personal stories that relate to yours is necessary. (this goes against some older styles where therapists didn't self-disclose)

Motivational Interviewing- looking 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. For instance if you say a certain phrase frequently I will point this out to you.

Poetry- I enjoy mixing in poetry when it pertains to certain issues and especially if you are a writer/poet.

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 highlights during our sessions.

I am ok with you having to multitask/snack/cook/text as long as you are dressed appropriately and engage in therapy. While we try our best to have a professional setting, sometimes working from home entails apartment noises, and a less than perfect setting. I may eat a snack or use my standing desk and exercise my feet for health reasons.

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. We can see how the session is flowing and the stopping point will occur naturally for each session. However the minimum is 30 minutes. I can't accept less than that due to financial reasons.

Betterhelp is great because you have an unlimited chat service available 24/7 and when you schedule sessions, you can choose between phone, video and chatroom (livechat). So if you had a video session booked but it turns out you are at the doctor's office- we can quickly make it a livechat or if you are driving we can make it a phone call. It's easy to switch on my end.

I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information




NV LCSW 11133-C

WA LICSW LW 00009625

UT LCSW 12831183-3501

NH LCSW 2815


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amelia Jensen. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amelia has been an amazing person to work with. She has offered me many ways to address a lot of problems I deal with daily arming me with the tools I need to succeed where my social and outright anxiety and trauma have left me feeling overwhelmed or lacking before.

Written on Jun 17, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very kind I'm a guy who was told and believed therapy wasn't okay for guys. But talking to Amelia makes me feel actually okay. She is so kind.

Written on May 31, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Could not be more pleased.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She helped me to see my issues In the relationship, and she did a couples session with my wife, after one session we are now back together. She helped a lot.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amelia is very empathetic and takes her time to understand what the issue is.

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This was my first interaction with Amelia so this is only based on today’s session. I can say she listened and made two comments that just reinforced what I already knew. I think continuing talking with her is going to be helpful and I should have done this a long time ago. It’s never too late to get help to improve ones life.

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem