• Jennifer Jacyszyn, LMHC

    Mental Health Counseling for Teens and Adults

    Calm your mind,

    Heal your pain

    Build better relationships

  • Welcome

    Working with the thoughts and feelings you're holding on the inside really can help loosen their grip on you.

     

    I help people with anxiety, depression, ferocious inner critics and the effects of stress and trauma-- whether recent or experienced earlier in life. We'll focus on finding you some symptom relief in addition to deeper understanding and healing in an open, accepting place for self-exploration and growth.

     

    I specialize in working with anxiety and relationships (of all kinds) and often the intersection of the two. When we can let go of fear, shame, struggle and stigma and really accept ourselves, we can better connect with other people. Science tells us the body and mind are designed to seek safety and connection.

     

    In large part I view mental health counseling as an exploration of learned behavior and core beliefs, the way power operates in our lives, and how we respond to the environment(s) we're in. This can be on many levels: our job/ career, relationships, families, our bodies, communities, and culture-- including racial, gender, and sexual identity experiences.

     

    My practice is actively antiracist, sex positive, and affirming of all gender identities, relationship models, and sexual orientations. My approach balances compassionate listening and inquiry with observation, curiosity, and directness that's rooted in transparency and care. Our work will be strengths-based, collaborative and driven by your needs.

     

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    I work primarily with these issues:

    Anxiety

    Depression

    Stress

    Life and Career Transitions

    Loneliness and Social Anxiety

    Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD

    Relationship Issues

    Sexuality and Gender

  • Specialty Areas

     

    Chronic Stress and Anxiety

    These two think they can run your life, call the shots, and keep you in a perpetual state of exhaustion and high alert. And they can, until you come to understand what they're trying to tell you. We'll combine learning about the biology of stress, anxiety and trauma with coping skills and a deeper dive into your personal experience. Stress feels powerful and overwhelming for a reason. Let's get it working in your favor again.

    Relationships and Sexuality

    For many people relationships and sexuality are vital parts of life that can benefit from focused care and attention. They're also among the top places our past wounds and beliefs show up and affect us in the present. Our work will help you heal and bring yourself more fully to your present and future relationships.

     

    Examples of work in this area might include:

    • challenges with dating and starting new relationships (romantic or platonic!)
    • healing from sexual abuse and other sexual violence
    • exploring your sexuality or gender as a teen or adult, on your terms
    • identifying and expressing your wants and needs in relationships
    • boundary setting
    • navigating ethically non-monogamous / polyamorous relationships
    • adapting to changes in your relationships due to illness or disability
  • Locations

    Online

    HIPAA-compliant software and a reliable online client portal makes secure counseling sessions available throughout Washington State.

    In Person

    I'm based in Seattle and offer In-person sessions at my office in Fremont.

  • About Me

    Jennifer Jacyszyn provides therapy for anxiety, stress, relationships, sexuality

    Jennifer Jacyszyn, MA, LMHC, NCC

    My training at Bastyr University focused on holistic health psychology and I have a strong interest in issues that bridge physical and mental health. My work is based in exploring the root causes of psychological pain, symptoms or behaviors and healing emotional wounds.

     

    In large part I view mental health counseling as an exploration of learned behavior and core beliefs, the way power operates in our lives, and how we respond to the environment(s) we're in. This can be on many levels: our job/ career, relationships, families, our bodies, communities, and culture-- including racial, gender, and sexual identity experiences.

     

    I pronounce my last name "Jackson" and use she/ her pronouns.

     

    EDUCATION

    MA, Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University

    BA, Linguistics, The University of Tennessee

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

    International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

    American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

     

     

    I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (#LH60797895) and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

  • Getting Started

    Scheduling an Appointment or Phone Consultation

    If you're ready to get started, please contact me using the form below to set up a 15-min phone consultation. We'll discuss each of our availability for sessions, your insurance coverage if applicable, and what's bringing you to counseling at this time.

    Fees and Insurance

    55 minute session: $150

    I am an in-network provider for First Choice Health Network, Premera, Kaiser PPO, and LifeWise.

     

    For all other insurance companies I am an out of network provider and payment is due at time of service. You may be able to get partial reimbursement for the cost of mental/ behavioral health counseling. Please check with your insurance company about your coverage. Tips for doing this can be found on my resources page.

    What to Expect at your First Appointment

    Starting therapy for the first time or with a new therapist can be hard. Challenging yourself to show up to your appointment can be a feat in itself, nevermind the part about opening up to someone you don't know. I like to start just sitting with you, hearing you out, and beginning to get a feel for who you are and how counseling can help. You get to see what it's like to work with me and decide if I'm a good fit for you. I look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust, gain your confidence, and support the work you want to do in your life!

  • Contact

    I typically respond within a couple of hours on business days.

    Mon-Thurs by appointment
    (206) 607-9141
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