Hello and welcome to Dreaming Tree Counseling. You are so courageous for considering the next step in your healing journey! My name is Jennifer (Jen) Towns (she/her).
It is my personal and professional belief that everyone can discover their most authentic and successful self – however they may occasionally need assistance along the way. I invite you to a safe space where you can learn to trust, speak your truth, and realize your potential for emotional growth and change.
I want to understand your unique story in an emotionally safe and respectful environment. My hope is to bring understanding, nurturing, and acceptance to the different parts of yourself. It is my intent to provide hope and encouragement as people courageously take steps to make their life more manageable. The relationship with each of my clients is important to me -- I consider it a privilege to be trusted in people's lives as a partner in the healing process.
Often individuals do not recognize the vital connection between body and mind, and how both can be integral in the healing process. I practice strengths-based and trauma-informed holistic therapy - coming from a place of empathetic understanding and support. This involves blending a mixture of mindfulness, somatic body work, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, psycho-education, ego-state parts work, and a general recognition of the impact of traumas and attachment wounds on body and mind - in an effort to guide clients into healing from past traumas or injurious events that currently present as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. Regardless of treatment modality or diagnosis, the primary focus will always be on YOU - how your life is impacted, and how we can work to get you back to a functional and peaceful place. I specialize in working with individuals who have exerienced all forms of trauma as well as members of the LGBTQQIA+ population.
In addition to having a PhD in Clinical Social Work and being a Licensed Master Social Worker, I have over 15 years of clinical experience providing mental health services for trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and family and relationship issues. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, parts work and ego state therapy, DBT, TF-CBT, and am a Certified Trauma Specialist. I also am an educator and teach social work at the collegiate level.
I welcome individuals from all walks of life and embrace the uniqueness that each person brings to this world. I look forward to working together to help you live your best life. You are worthy of love and respect. You are worth fighting for.
- Dr. Jen Towns