I am a Clinical Social Worker (Therapist), licensed in Washington State and Oregon, with over 20 years’ experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. I have had a broad and dynamic range of professional experiences, with the primary focus in helping individuals living with depression, anxiety, managing life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical or sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My years working in private practice, community outreach, and community mental health have helped develop my professional skills and improved me as a human being. I love what I do and I believe in therapy. I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process, with a focus on providing you a non-judgmental, safe and nurturing environment to address the challenges in your life. I work with individuals who are in their late teens through older adults, from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and belief systems. I am eclectic in my approach, designing individual treatment plans from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic/client-centered, psycho-dynamic, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family of Origin Issues , Fertility Issues , Guilt and Shame , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #LW 00008894 (Expires: 2022-05-24)
LCSW #L8097 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I am so grateful for my therapist, Jolene! She is experienced with treating patients dealing with trauma and is very helpful in helping me deal with my PTSD. I would strongly recommend her as a therapist!
It's been clear from day one that Jolene really cares about creating a safe healing space free of judgement or expectation. She makes it her primary goal to cater to the path I need to take to heal, while still balancing her patience and understanding with earnest accountability for the goals I set for myself. Even the weeks when my whole world is crashing down and I feel like I have taken 10 steps backwards, my sessions with her leave me ready to keep on walking.
Seeing Jolene Nell has changed my life for the better. In such short time our therapy sessions have made me feel heard and validated. Within the first month of seeing Jolene I noticed a positive change within myself that even my close family and friends noticed. I am so grateful for her and the work we have been doing. From day one she has had the ability to make me feel safe to open up about everything whether big or small knowing that I will get knowledgeable and genuine feedback.
I haven't been in therapy in nearly 20 years. My first therapist was helpful for me, but having Jolene as a therapist has been altogether transformative. She brings an objective compassion that has helped me achieve breakthroughs in my well-being and mental health.
I have been treated by various psych MDs, FNPs, and LCSWs in the mental health industry for anxiety and depression issues, as well as professionally worked with many over the last 20+ years. From the very first appointment, I felt clearly seen and heard by Jolene as a human deserving of compassion and help, not just a client or case. She has the perfect combination to me of warmth, humor, impartiality, and methodology. Her patience and flexibility has been a gift during this tumultuous year. I've already recommended her to multiple friends and former colleagues and would absolutely recommend her to anyone else.
Jolene was a supportive and calm presence when I was feeling very confused about how to proceed in my life. Her questions prodded me in the right direction and I am so at peace now. And I also have the tools when the same situations arise again. Thanks, Jolene!
A very kind and compassionate person.
She is a wonderful councilor and I would much rather pay for her out of pocket than have another professional for free