Jolene Wright, LMHCA
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Seeking help in any capacity can be scary and it shows great deal of courage as well. If you are taking the time to dive into and research therapy for yourself, you are right where you need to be. Therapy is a place where you can sort through life challenges, transitions, relationships, process and change patterns that have kept you stuck, and be supported along the way. If you have been feeling defeated, anxious, sad, overwhelmed, or at your wit’s end, it’s time to take the next step. You don’t have to do it alone.
Hello! My name is Jolene Wright. I have been working with people of all walks of life for over 10 years as a Registered Hypnotherapist and Life Coach prior to becoming a Licensed Counselor. I do this work because I have personally experienced the value of having support through life’s growing pains.
I believe that in order for me to sit with you and hold space for you to work through what brings you in, that I too must do my own personal work. What that means is I have likely sat right where you are at some point in my life. Whether you are processing old trauma, dealing with challenging or toxic relationships, making some big decisions, learning to manage depression or anxiety, these are human experiences and we all can benefit from having support as we go through them. I would be honored to walk this journey with you.
My approach draws from a rich and diverse background rooted in transpersonal psychotherapy that is very psychodynamic in nature. What that means is that together we will explore some of the patterns that may be impacting your life so that you can begin to create changes that help you feel better.
I also pull from a more solution focused approach and use components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help you find solutions in the moment. Additionally, I tend to use somatically based approaches that are trauma informed. Trauma is stored in the body and the body has wisdom that can help you move through and heal. There are many ways we can work together to help you feel like you can be more grounded and present when we work with the body.
We can work together to find solutions that can help you with the pressing challenges that are front and center which can help you feel some relief sooner rather than later. And, we can also work together to explore the bigger picture, such as deeply rooted issues that may also be impacting your quality of life. For example; healing old wounds such as, family of origin issues, abuse, attachment and relational wounds, etc.
I believe that healing is is a mind, body, spirit process. We are not just our mind, our body, or spirit but the sum total of the whole. It such an honor to assist people to take a whole person approach to healing.
I look forward to assisting you on your journey!
Specialties and areas of focus
- Processing Abuse
- Self-Esteem/Relationship Issues
- Exploring Spirituality and Learning Meditation
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) — Training in process
- Transgender Issues
- Supporting parents with children transitioning
- Supporting people exploring the gender spectrum
Q&A with Jolene
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I strongly believe that much of what we experience in the here and now is influenced by what we have experienced throughout our life. And when in the thick of things, we usually need tangible solutions to manage our here and now experience. I believe there is value in working with both the immediate and the deeper issues and happy to work with a person to meet their needs in the moment whenever possible.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
This depends on what we are doing in a session. If I am working with someone using Hypnotherapy or EMDR for example there are components that I will be taking a lead in and at the same time sessions are always client directed, in that, we go at the speed that is best for each individual and we cover topics that the client feels they have the capacity to approach.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
I feel that one of my strengths is the ability to sit with and hold space for people who are experiencing or processing intense emotion. So often we, as humans, experience challenges that bring up strong emotion and for many of us we, don’t have an outlet to process that or don’t want to, “burden” others with it. Your pain and emotion are not a burden. I am happy to sit with you as you process through whatever you are experiencing.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
If I had a superpower, hmm, I only get one!?! Well, mind reading would make my job much easier, but I think I would go with the ability to fly.
5.) What makes you laugh?
Watching funny animal video’s always is a sure-fire way to laughter for me.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
If I could, I would have dinner with my Great Grandmother.