Jennifer "Jen" Kind

LPC

About Me

Hi there! My name is Jen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the beautiful state of Oregon with over 9 years of experience in working with adults and couples.

I believe that we all have the ability to create wholeheartedness within ourselves, but sometimes we just get stuck in old patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving us. It can be difficult to get out of the habit of these patterns, which can leave us feeling frustrated, ashamed, hopeless, and so many of the other not-so-fun feels!

Therapy can be a helpful tool in dealing with, and eventually changing, these unwanted patterns. My theory of change is that it first begins with awareness. This awareness then leads to subtle shifts in our reactions, which help to form new patterns of thoughts and behaviors. I help clients create this lasting change in their lives by using an eclectic approach based on Mindfulness, The Daring Way™ (the work of Brene’ Brown), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Neurobiology, Relational Therapy, Attachment Theory, Nonviolent Communication, Hakomi, etc. My counseling style is relaxed and collaborative, and chock-full of empathy, curiosity, and humor!

I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. The focus of my program was a blend of East and West theories of psychology, as well as an integrated approach to the four waves of psychology: Psychoanalytic, Behavioral, Humanistic, and Transpersonal. I’m also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and it is the foundation of my work as a whole. #BreneBrownFTW

So, if you’re wanting to cultivate more self-compassion, build more shame resilience, change your ways of thinking, and finally have true agency over your life, I can help you with that!

BONUS: if you also want to nerd out on psychology and laugh a lot, I’m definitely your girl!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Self-Love , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C4307 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer "Jen" Kind. 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.

Written by R.A. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Jen is the best kind of therapist, someone who doesn’t judge, but listens and knows how to truly help without pushing you towards decisions. She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had!

Written by J.U. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She was great listener and advice giver. She safe my second brains life

Written by D.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

She was amazing I was very happy with her

Written by C.H. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jen is amazing and so kind. Working with her has been a pleasure. It’s so nice to have a therapist who makes me feel safe and supported.

Written by B.E. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jennifer has been such a pleasure to work with. I feel heard and supported. She has a way of actively listening that makes me comfortable being open and honest.

Written by B.R. on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Jennifer Kind is the best listener ever and she just understands how I’m feeling. I feel so comfortable talking to her.

Written by J.E. on Oct 04, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

I appreciate Jen so much. Not only is she compassionate and gentle in her replies, she is also hilarious! I look forward to her messages; it's amazing how much she understands about me. She's also made me think about things in a new way--which I desperately needed. I was very skeptical about therapy at first, but I feel lucky to have been matched with Jen. She made me feel so comfortable with the whole process.

Written by K.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer is true to her name, Jennifer “Kind.” She is thoughtful and supportive. Offers insight and validation. She has helped me feel confident in my choices and feelings. She allows me to talk through my fears and helps me move forward so I can come to a better place. What I love is often she makes me laugh and I do not feel exhausted, but a big sense of relief. She makes sure I’m always thinking about self care which keeps me on track!

Written by R.A. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer Kind is like having a close girlfriend who you’d want to drink wine and do crafts with...but also tell all your problems and secrets, too. She’s so down to earth, yet professional. I feel very confident that she cares about me as a client and is capable of offering practical solutions and guides to help me.

Written by M.A. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jen is a phenomenal therapist, I’ve been able to start a daring recovery process with her and every step of the way she has been validating, supportive and kind with a great sense of humor to boot.

Written by S.H. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Jen is AMAZING don’t know what I’d do without her. That’s all.

Written by B.R. on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I think Jen is very knowledgeable, understanding, and shows a high degree of empathy.

Written by Z.A. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Genuine perspective on feelings seemingly too cumbersome to navigate alone. Thank you.

Written by H.A. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Jen is extremely calm and easy to talk to! She's really good at knowing when to let me ramble a bit and when to offer some insight or suggestions. She helps me with specifics and notices patterns that I sure didn't. She's also upfront and easy to work with - you know her schedule, how often she'll answer, etc. I'd highly recommend!

Written by M.O. on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jennifer is wonderful! She listens when I need it and gives feedback when I need it. She takes the time to explain to explain why I'm feeling a certain way biologically or scientifically and has been working with me to get to the root of my feelings and help me manage it. I love working with her!

Written by E.L. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has been a valuable source of calm and support during a particularly challenging and chaotic stage in my personal and professional life. I leave our sessions feeling more centered and clear on my feelings, with a plan of action to manage the week ahead. Love working with her!

Written by K.J. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Jen has been a wonderful person to share my thoughts with. She is able to put language and organization to my problems and gives me a sense of hope and clear path forward. I'm very grateful to be counseled by her.

Written by L.U. on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jen is awesome, she is fun and takes her time to read what you wrote and her answers are really helpful.

Written by K.I. on Mar 03, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Jennifer is extremely warm and welcoming. I feel incredibly comfortable talking with her.

Written by P.A. on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer "Jen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

I am happy with my counselor, I am looking forward to our interaction

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