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Jenna Ferri, LCPC
Hi, I’m Jenna. And I am so glad you’re here. I offer online, individual psychotherapy to individuals age 14+ of all gender identities across the state of Maryland.
I help those who are starting to notice that they’re always putting others’ needs before their own, and don’t even know what they need to feel happier. The self proclaimed people-pleasers that find it really hard to say no to requests and are often going out of their way to help other people even when they know they don’t have the capacity. People who feel unappreciated and undervalued. I am passionate about working with individuals who struggle to feel authentic connection with others and with themselves – unconditionally. I support people who desire to increase their self worth and learn to set boundaries with their emotions, time, and space.
My Journey To Becoming a Therapist
My own growth through personal life struggles is what helps me relate so deeply with clients. As someone who grew up in a challenging family system myself, I am passionate about helping others to identify the things (and people) in their life that feed their soul as well as those that are draining. I understand what it is like to have difficulty with trusting myself and my own feelings, and to experience the strength and freedom that came from finding my own voice. Growing up, I witnessed many people in my life who struggled with mental health concerns and did not get the care they needed due to the shame and stigma that came from seeking help. I now have the privilege of utilizing therapy for myself, as well as a vehicle to help other people heal.
My Life Experiences are What Lead Me to Become the Therapist I Am Today
Helping people is a gift to others but also to myself. Being a therapist is an honor. I love assisting people become healthier and more empowered, and witnessing them achieve a more fulfilling life. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is extending hope when people feel hopeless.
In our sessions together, you can expect to receive empathy, compassion, acceptance of who you really are, and a completely non-judgmental environment.
I have a natural ability to:
- Help people identify what they are feeling,
- Uncover what’s under the surface
- Sense what other people may be thinking and feeling, and
- Inspire hope for getting better.
People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can help people feel seen, heard, and understood. I utilize and am trained in the following methods and techniques to assist you in the best possible way I can.
- Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
- Instinctual Trauma Response Method (ITR)
- Attachment-Based Therapy and Object Relations
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
Our sessions together will provide you with the space to be understood and heard. It’s important to me to create safety within the session and stay open to any feedback and questions you may have. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns, and the process will remain collaborative.
You’ve come to the realization that your best just never feels good enough. You have what feels like an endless to-do list and feel pulled wherever everyone else needs you. You’ve turned surviving into an art form in that you are always able to show up for others the way they need you to, and yet this is starting to seem impossible to maintain. Perhaps you are struggling to fall asleep thinking about everything that needs to be done and therefore it’s making it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe you are feeling like you don’t know how to make the “right” choice in the next chapter of your life and are feeling behind and comparing yourself to others. Ever asked yourself, “What is my role in this world?” or “What’s the point?” Ever feel like you’re just going through the motions of life and not feeling fulfilled?
As A Therapist, I Embrace The Following Philosophies
- I believe that you are worthy of love and care.
- I believe that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated in the presence of another person.
- I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.
- I believe that taking care of yourself is the most generous thing you can do for the world.
- I believe that we can stop feeling shame when we share our story with someone who can hear it with empathy and understanding.
Let’s Discover How I can Help
Clients who come to me for help often express wanting to find their true selves, enjoy their relationships with others, and be able to live more in the moment and enjoy it. You are deserving of a space where you can take up the whole time caring and thinking about you. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to speak about whatever you have going on in life, no matter how small or big it may seem. I know giving up, not trying, and calling it quits isn’t an option for you. You are resilient and ready for something different.
You are deserving of a space where you can take up the whole time caring and thinking about you. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to speak about whatever you have going on in life, no matter how small or big it may seem. I know giving up, not trying, and calling it quits isn’t an option for you. You are resilient and ready for something different. Call our office today to set up a consultation.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Towson, MD. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, and I am also an Approved Supervisor through the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors. My previous work experience includes working in multiple inpatient hospital settings on behavioral health units, an outpatient mental health agency, as well as private practice. I hold certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT+) and the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) Method, and am Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained and informed.