Jenna Mcleod, LCMHCA
My approach to counseling honors the whole person, your whole experience, especially your mind-body connection. I utilize a somatic approach, Gestalt Therapy, and a Trauma-informed lens. This means while we explore your painful experiences, we are also exploring the impact they have had on your body’s nervous system, our relationship in this moment, and your named goals. We can also incorporate creative expression in our work together, if you desire. This includes visual arts, movement, music, storytelling, and writing to help explore, name, and evolve your emotions toward self-awareness in a different way than talking can. In therapy sessions, the outcome or product of your art is not the point, rather, the process of creating. You get to decide what happens with the art afterwards – throwing it away, burning it, framing it, etc.
I have worked at OurVOICE, a local community agency serving people impacted by sexual violence. I provided counseling to adults with trauma (past and present), grief, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sexuality, relationship issues, and cultural oppression. I provided individual and group counseling. Prior to that, I brought trauma recovery education to a group of women in prisons, and helped mentor those in early recovery at substance use treatment.
I work with adults around trauma (past and present), grief, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sexuality, relationship issues, and cultural oppression. I am happy to work with those in LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and Polyamorous communities.