Wohl    Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

 

325 NW 21st Ave., #101 Work: 503-964-8445
Portland, Oregon   97209 Voice Mail:  
Web Address: www.jenniferwohl.com
Disabled Accessible: No E-Mail: jenbwohl@gmail.com

Location:

Northwest District of Portland on NW 21st Ave. between Everett and Flanders

Degrees:

Master of Art

Psychology
Master of Art Counseling Psychology

Licenses:

Licensed Professional Counselor
Training & Certifications:
EMDR Level 1
AEDP Level 1
Availability: Routine - When I am scheduled to be available I can see return appointments on a weekly basis and I can see first time patients within one week of first contact request.
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance - OR
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support

Fees:

Free 50-minute initial consultation
$100 per 50-minute session
$130 per 75-minute session
$150 per 100-minute session

Specialization

Grief and Loss Dreams
Anxiety Depression

Focus of Practice & Interests

Although I deal with many issues in my therapy practice, I feel most drawn to issues of grief and loss. I work with individuals who are grieving the loss of someone they loved, as well as people grieving the loss of a relationship, a job, a home, or an identity. I think of grieving as a “birthing process” – you are birthing yourself into new life. Grieving, like giving birthing, is difficult and painful. It helps to breathe through the process, and to have someone nearby who knows and cares about you. It also helps to have someone present who has some expertise and experience in the grieving process (like a midwife or doctor in the birthing process).

Background & Experience

I have two masters degrees in psychology. The first one is from Saybrook University, where I worked on my thesis about dreams with world-renowned dream scholar Stanley Krippner. When I decided to become a licensed psychotherapist, I obtained a second masters degree, this one in counseling psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

I worked as a grief counselor for several years at Hospice of Santa Barbara, where I did bereavement work with individuals, led grief support groups, and worked with grieving families.  

I have worked in private practice, in high schools, and in a mental health clinic for people with low-incomes. 

Patient & Client Populations Served

 Individual adults

Orientation & Approach

My work with clients tends to be long term and depth oriented, meaning that we are always seeking to get to the root of an issue or problem, not just seeking a short-term solution that may not endure. I frequently work with dreams, images, experiential exercises, and wisdom from film, literature, and mythology.

Personal Comments

The American writer Jessamyn West said, “To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.” I believe psychotherapy is about witnessing the unfolding of another's true self. It is about seeing (therapist) and being seen (client) and the healing that can happen when one feels truly seen.

 I believe that we all have the potential to heal from childhood and adult wounding, even from severe trauma, and that with compassionate guidance, anyone can move toward a healthier, more meaningful life. I provide clients with deep listening, a warm, caring presence, and a unique environment in which to explore one’s inner and outer life.

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