Jennifer Piwnicki, MA, LPC, RYT
As a psychotherapist, I believe that genuine human connection, empathy, and nurturance are crucial to healing the mind, body, and spirit. I honor the unique backgrounds that influence who we are as individuals, while acknowledging that we have a universal longing for connection, love, and joy. I have an innate ability to deeply feel other’s emotions and I use this insight as a building block to assist clients in recognizing how their patterns, reactions, and emotions impact their relationships with themselves and others. I approach life with a level of humility and awe that reminds me that there is always room to grow.
My approach to therapy is to create and foster authentic non-judgmental therapeutic relationships that are rooted in hope, warmth, and support. I emphasize the here-and-now in sessions in order to provide a safe environment for clients to process emotions as they arise. Tending to behaviors, thoughts, and emotions in sessions also provides insight into limiting paradigms that we frequently and unconsciously adhere to. I passionately believe that we have an inherent ability to heal and to thrive, as I have witnessed profound transformations resulting from working through our struggles.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and my Master’s degree in couple and family therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. My personal and professional development emphasizes evidence- and systems-based therapies in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety issues. I have received specialized training in attachment-based and trauma-informed approaches to individual, couple, and family therapy. I am also a registered yoga teacher, a meditation practitioner, and a student of analytical (Jungian) psychology.