About My Clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual adult psychotherapy with an emphasis on trauma-informed care, EMDR trained. I help ANXIOUS, DISTRACTED and SCATTERED individuals rewire unhelpful thought patterns and develop new, healthy behaviors so they can show up in meaningful ways in both their personal and professional lives.
My Background and Approach
I take an eclectic approach to treatment, attempting to emotionally meet my clients where they are on their life journey, while providing unconditional positive regard, validation and genuineness to create a safe and secure space primed for working through and healing from past traumas, attachment wounds and navigating responses to life transitions that interfere with daily living. I strive to balance both compassionate support and at times directive feedback to help my clients achieve agreed upon goals and increase motivation to work through various blockages. If you are interested in learning more about my qualifications, therapeutic approach, personal commitment, specialties, resources, and other frequently asked questions, please check out my website for more details at https://www.circleconnectiondmv.com/jennifer-ami.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm strongly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. I actively work towards examining my own privileges and bias, so I can be a better ally in dismantling oppressive systems and working towards social justice and equality for all. I am not perfect and I do not have all the answers, but I strive to provide culturally sensitive therapeutic care. I try to be open and aware to my clients' experiences, with the hopes of removing the power dynamics that can come into play in any therapeutic relationship. I believe good therapy requires a strong therapeutic alliance and an equal balance of power. I acknowledge my clients are the experts of their own lives and it is a privilege to support any client on his, her or their journey.