My Approach to Helping
The root of it all: Life is about relationships. I want to know what brought you to this time in your life and where you want to go. I am committed to building a genuine connection that facilitates meaningful conversation, vulnerability, and empowerment. My hope is that through our relationship, you will be challenged and encouraged to create meaningful change.
More Info About My Practice
Hello and welcome to Jane Wolfe Counseling, I'm Jane. I pursued my degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and I have focused my career in the areas of addiction and recovery, trauma, and forensics. I believe that counseling is a personal endeavor and should be tailored to you and your goals.
My role as a counselor is to facilitate and support your growth through a variety of evidenced-based methods and tools such as Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I look through a lens of systems theory, attachment, the relational-cultural approach, and trauma-informed care.
My Therapy Focus
As a therapist, my focus is on learning each client's story. I want to help you figure out and overcome the belief that "I can't." We are all told in one way or another that we can't, whether it's our overtly by other people or internally by our struggles with things like addiction, trauma, or low self-esteem. By participating in therapy, I want to help you take ownership of your story thus far and reclaim authorship over what comes next. In our conversations, I will help you silence the inner critics; we will focus on your strengths as an individual and utilize evidence-based practices to help facilitate genuine change.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Yes, I validate that therapy is challenging, but not in the way you think. Set aside all the stereotypes that you have learned about therapy and try to start the process with an open mind. We all struggle with ambivalence or even resistance to changing or disrupting our routines, even those that we don't like or that we know are keeping us from our goals. Therapy isn't about me or any other therapist telling you what's wrong with your life, it's about self-determination, you discovering what you want and how to get there. This process begins in sessions and transforms your daily life.