Jen Walsh, MA, LMHC
Jennifer Walsh is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who works with adults (18+) but has extensive experience working with college students in university settings. Jen also specializes in couples therapy from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) perspective. Areas of treatment interest include depression, anxiety, difficulties with regulating mood, difficulties with adjustment and transitions, disordered eating and body image issues, trauma, grief, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships and family of origin issues.
Jen aims for therapy to be a collaborative process where you feel safe, understood, challenged and supported. Jen’s interpersonal style is warm, casual, sometimes irreverent, but always considerate of your needs and experiences in the moment. Jen primarily uses a blend of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral therapies (especially DBT) to help understand how early relationships and experiences inform current behavior patterns, and find ways to shift patterns of behavior to increase functioning and life satisfaction. Jen also considers the importance of race, gender, sexuality, body size and other identities to ensure that the full spectrum of your experience informs treatment choices, especially for her BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients. In couples work, Jen uses EFT therapy to help couples reduce conflict, better understand their relational needs and increase emotional intimacy and communication.
Outside of the therapy room, Jen spends and inordinate amount of time with her partner playing the Commander format of Magic the Gathering and watching low-grade horror movies. She also spends a lot of time with her feline compatriot Smidgen and snorkeling in Florida with family when she can.