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 walk with them on their healing journey using mind-body connection in relation to trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship misconnections, etc.
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.
Professionally, I graduated from Antioch University Seattle, a CACREP accredited university with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State and a Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist (DDMHS). I am trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Reiki levels I and II. Aside from my private practice I co-lead a quarterly workshop, Re-Growing Our Wings: Yoga for Healing Trauma, with Deborah King, veteran yoga instructor and healer.