Jennifer Kollasch MA, LMHC, DDMHS
I will work with you to create a safe and nurturing space that honors your needs and uniqueness, as it is paramount for growth and self-work.
I love learning about how the connection of the body-mind operates and how that knowledge can lead to skills to help people live their best lives. I started my career in the mental health field as a volunteer in a homeless and transitional housing shelter for women and kids. Then, I worked at a community mental health agency, Sound Health, in the Community Networks Program. I supported individuals with co-occurring intellectual disability with mental health concerns, their support staff, and family members. In my private practice I hold space and work with people who want to improve their well-being and be with them on their healing journey using mind-body connections.
When we are back in the office, my gentle dog, Stella, accompanies the therapeutic process by holding space and offering connection and presence. My office is connected to the heart of West Seattle on California Avenue in a 1903 craftsman style home.
My Qualifications and Training:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State 2017-Present
Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist (DDMHS)
Master of Arts in Counseling Antioch University Seattle, a CACREP accredited University 2015
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University 2011 Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist (DDMHS).
Interventions I have been trained in are:
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 2016
Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping) 2018
Internal Family Systems (IFS) 2019
Reiki levels I 2015 and II 2017.