Jen Lafond MA, LPC, EMDR
Jen has has been supporting people through some of the most difficult challenges of their lives for over fifteen years, and loves being there for people in their time of greatest need. She believes relationships are essential to our well being and that a therapeutic relationship can be deeply healing and transformative.
Jen's approach to therapy is a dynamic process between two people. Together you will identify what issues you’d like to work on and she will guide you toward integration and resolution of those issues. She wants you to understand that she doesn't have all the answers for you, but can help you access the answers you seek within yourself.
Jen's style is one full of empathy, compassion and a deep understanding of psychological processes. The way she works has been influenced by Carl Jung, Eastern philosophy and Mindfulness meditation, creativity/ flow, Client centered approaches, Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Transpersonal psychology. In your work together, you will attempt to achieve a balance between challenging what is no longer serving you, validating what is working and recognizing all of your incredible strengths.
Jen graduated from Lesley University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree, where she studied art therapy and human services. In 2004, she graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and a concentration in Art Therapy. During her undergraduate studies she began
working in the field and has worked with adolescents and adults ever since. The locations she has worked in have ranged from psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facility, independent living, day treatment programs, out patient mental health facilities, to middle schools, high schools and college settings.
Jen has worked with vast scope of issues. However, her specialties are:
Depression and anxiety
Grief and loss
Trauma and abuse