Jennifer Owen, CSWA

I value the human experience and believe, at some level, every individual has an intuitive sense of who and how they want to be in the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to access this knowledge due to trauma, difficult life experiences, and the day-to-day challenges. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders/ disordered eating, relationship difficulties, and harmful self-talk.I invite you to a space of collaboration and genuine expression.

Jennifer works with teens and adults 16+

Clinical Social Work Associate
MA in Clinical Social Work
Supervisor: Sam Beckmann, MSW, LCSW
License #: L8373

Insurances Accepted

  • PacificSource Community Solutions OHP
  • Trillium OHP
  • Oregon Health Plan DMAP/Open Card
  • PacificSource Health Commercial Insurance
  • Providence
  • Regence / BlueCross
  • Cash pay

What I'm Like as a Therapist

My goal, as a therapist, is to collaborate with my clients to explore and challenge problematic thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and patterns. My client and I, can work together to create interventions that are tailored to their wants and needs. I have a holistic perspective that incorporates the body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. Life is messy. There will always be twists and turns. My hope is to help my clients build strength and resilience in order to navigate these challenges while embracing a full spectrum of emotion. 

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my partner and 4 cats. I am fascinated with human nature and why we do what we do. I love to learn and challenge myself to grow in new ways. I spend my time doing anything creative. I ground myself through my spirituality. 

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because their trust is not in the branch but in their own wings.”

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Chronic Illness

Learning to live the life you want with a chronic illness is difficult. It can be frustrating to have many medical tests done and still have no answers as to what is going on. Following a diagnosis, it can be daunting to learn what this means for you and your loved ones. Additionally, managing burnout is challenging work as well. I would be honored to walk alongside you to support you with all of the nuances surrounding chronic illness.

Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

At the heart of eating struggles is the need for control and having negative self-regard. Feelings of not being good enough and needing to change your appearance to fit the current standards of beauty are disheartening and painful. I would feel privileged to explore what beauty and wellness means to you from a perspective of self-compassion.

Relationship Difficulties

Connection is what we all long for. Feeling cared for and caring for someone else can be the height of the human experience. While, on the other hand, disconnection can be one of our greatest sources of suffering. Having healthy interpersonal relationships is something we all could to challenge ourselves with. I can help by providing a different perspective and skills to support your goals.

Therapies Utilized

Mindful
Self-Compassion (MSC)

Somatic
Experiencing (SE)

Dialectical Behavioral
Therapy (DBT)

Trauma
Focused

Attachment
Theory