Jennifer Alt

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jennifer Alt

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LF60845107
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Fees: $140 per 50 min session. Free 15-minute phone consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability

Offices

Seattle, Washington 98117

My Approach to Helping

My passion as a therapist is rooted in the healing power of creativity. I strongly value curiosity and exploration, and believe that we all deserve a loving and compassionate space, free of judgment, to explore our selves, our feelings, our wounds, and dreams. My approach is collaborative, holistic and integrative drawing from relational, expressive arts, psychodynamic, somatic and mindfulness techniques. Together we attend to your body and mind, as their symbiotic relationship is integral to your mental and emotional health. I also strongly believe in the healing effects that the therapeutic relationship itself can elicit. Having an ally, an emotional and mental sanctuary, a sounding board, and a constant positive presence in our lives can be profoundly impactful and it is what I provide to each of my clients.

More Info About My Practice

At the moment, my practice is based solely online, and I am seeing clients only via teletherapy. When state guidelines suggest it is safe to resume in-person counseling, we will discuss the possibility of transitioning to an in-office setting.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Life Transitions
Life transitions are tricky. They test our ability to dwell in the unknown. The unknown is scary. These major transitions can be wanted or unwanted, and therefore accompanied by mixed emotions of joy, excitement, anxiety and grief. Together we will work through the concurrent feelings to identify your resiliency and strengths to help you on your journey through your current period of uncertainty to uncover the life you want.

Perinatal Mental Health
In pregnancy and the postpartum period a multitude of different feelings and experiences arise due to the unique process. Some can be expected, and match norms popularized by dominant media, and others can feel foreign, not right, or cause grief and shame because they do not match the popularized norms. This life changing experience forces you to reform your identity, whether it be your 1st pregnancy or 5th. I can hold the feelings that arise and help you become the caregiver you hope to be.

Self-Love
Learning how to love ourselves can be a difficult task, even in an era that popularizes the concepts of self-care and self-love. Self-love is more than a bath bomb and a good tub soak, though that's not a bad place to start. Often self-esteem issues root back to a defensive coping mechanism adopted early in life for protection, but ultimately harms us and keep us from living a full life. We will work together to build your confidence and make it safe to be vulnerable and love yourself.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

The pace and style of our work is tailored to you uniquely, and I consider you to be the expert on yourself. Psychotherapy helps you tap into your resiliency and self-knowledge by offering a relationship built on trust, empathy and safety. This safety makes it possible for you to experience vulnerability and a wide range of emotions from joy to pain. By processing your emotions you are able to identify your needs and together we work to determine how to best meet them. Sledging through the muck isn't always easy, and sometimes you feel worse before you get better. However, once you get to the other side you can take pride in your resiliency, and with greater self-understanding look upon yourself with compassion and love.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy can be hard. It is difficult to work through the hard feelings and the aspects of yourself that you would prefer to keep hidden. It is difficult to put your trust in a stranger and make yourself vulnerable. Therapy is not for the meek or the weak. Asking for help is a sign of strength, as is vulnerability. It is also the first step on your journey to claiming what you want for yourself.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a special interest in working with those coping with perinatal mental health issues. The term perinatal covers the period of pregnancy through postpartum. Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can be diagnosed up to 2 years post-birth. All those (including those who identify as cis-gendered, gender queer, and gender diverse) who walk the path to parenthood, whether it be by delivering their biological healthy child, experiencing loss at some point in their pregnancy, utilizing a surrogate, moving through the multi-step process of IVF, or adopting a child can experience the range of feelings associated with becoming a parent. There is no guilt or shame in experiencing these feelings, as this journey, whatever the outcome, is a life-changing one. I am here to hold you and your experience with no judgement and offer an opportunity for you to heal and feel better.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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