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About Jennifer Dean, PhD, LCSW

Here is the real truth about me

We are all imperfect human beings, comparing ourselves to others and trying to figure out where we best fit in. Like many people, I spent many years focusing on my flaws. I had a perfectionist mentality that stemmed from my own early childhood trauma, and have faced divorce, re-marriage, raising three young adults, and life-threatening health issues. I finally discovered that life really starts to get dynamic and exciting when you can shed the image and just be you.  


If you don’t know who “you” is, that's ok!  One of the best reasons to begin therapy is to develop a deep and grounded sense of self. There are no holds barred in our work together. As you can see, I am an open book. I practice relational psychotherapy, which means I bring my honest self into the room. The dynamics that arise between us will help to identify the dynamics you are experiencing out there in the world.


Being a PhD in Clinical Social Work and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I approach therapy from the whole-body perspective. I use a wide combination of techniques, based on what makes you feel the most comfortable. Cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma theory and relational psychotherapy guide my work. I also work with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which means I practice a type of body therapy that helps release trauma. I incorporate EMDR, Deep brain reprocessing, psychodrama, sociometrics, and many other methods that help access the unconscious. I love working with individuals and couples, and feel truly honored to be sharing the journey of life with those I work with. 

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