Jennifer Alt (Marriage & Family Therapist) is a licensed psychotherapist in Seattle. She works with adults 18 years of age and older. Many of Jen’s clients come in to address self esteem, life transitions, identity development, and perinatal mental health issues. Jen is particularly passionate about serving pregnant or new moms, those looking to develop self compassion, and individuals who enjoy the creative process.
Jen is trained in client-centered and relational therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, where the client-therapist relationship is used to create a reparative relational experience that can develop self-understanding, resilience and self-love in yourself and your relationships. In session, Jen may use mind-body activities like breathing exercises and grounding tools that can be practiced in stressful situations and creative expressive interventions using activities like movement, painting, and journaling to bypass automatic reflexive responses to painful feelings and issues. With this approach clients are able to witness their strengths and resiliency, identify their wants and needs in and out of their relationships, while living with self compassion.
Jen's style is warm, non-judgmental, and creative. When clients first start therapy, she will work to understand why the client is seeking therapy and collaboratively set therapeutic goals with them, while establishing a strong relationship where the client feels safe to explore themself and the issues bringing them into therapy.
Jen received her MA, LMFT from California Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked at Marina Counseling Center, a community mental health clinic serving a diverse local community via psychotherapy with individual adults and couples. Outside of private practice, she loves to be outside, enjoy nature, listen to music and engage in some kind of creative outlet; right now it's knitting. She is currently only seeing clients via Telehealth.
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Therapy with Jen, Private Practice Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Marina Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2015
Alvarado Elementary School, Sandplay Therapist, 2014 - 2015
Art of Health & Healing at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Expressive Arts Therapist, 2013 - 2015
Institute of Health & Healing, Expressive Arts Therapist, 2012 - 2013
The Postpartum Stress Center, 12 Hour Post-Graduate Postpartum Mental Health Training, 2020
California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration, 2013
Institute of Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, 750 Hour Certification in Expressive Arts & Guided Imagery, 2013
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2003