Jen Freilino, MS, LPC
I help teenagers and adults manage their anxiety and stress better. There is a level of anxiety that is normal, that everyone feels, and that can even be productive. Then there is the kind of anxiety that is crippling—that is not often understood by those around us and that gets in the way of our happiness. It can keep you up at night, make you constantly distracted, affect your work or school performance, and even make you physically sick. Sometimes it can feel like anxiety comes out of nowhere, leaving you feeling confused, helpless, and desperate to find some relief (even if it's not in a healthy way).
When I was younger, I developed this kind of anxiety. I wasn’t sure what caused it at the time, or how to deal with it constructively--I just knew that it was taking over my life and getting in the way of what mattered most to me. I was skeptical of counseling at first, but I stuck with it and am forever grateful for those who helped me figure it all out.
I used to think peace wasn't possible, but with the right support and skills, I know now it definitely is. Please don't spend any longer suffering. The tools and peace of mind afforded to me, not only through my personal journey, but through over 10 years of clinical experience and training, I can offer you to find the peace you are looking for.
License #: P1112100
Katie Short, MS, LPC, SEP (in training)
No, you shouldn't be "over it" even though people like to tell you that. Time DOES NOT heal all wounds. Sometimes it takes a radical reboot to truly "move on". You deserve to sleep well, feel calm in your body and mind, and get moving again. Past painful events or old injustices have a way of keeping us stuck or unable to move forward. Let me help you move past whatever it is that is holding you back. I am here with the goal of helping you minimize your pain and discomfort in whatever form that may be.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a brief therapy that is effective in reducing or eliminating negative emotions that often surround painful memories. I am also in training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). SE is one of the avenues for healing trauma through the body. Our childhood experiences shape our bodies and minds and set the stage for how we relate to others and ourselves. The good news is that we can heal, change, grow, reorganize, and recover physiologically through healing our nervous systems and a thing called neuroplasticity where the brain can be rewired to respond differently. Just talking about what happened is not enough a lot of time. We have to do something about it. That’s where Somatic Experiencing is often helpful as a holistic body based approach. I would love to help you find happiness and a sense of peace.
I am holding space for for the LGBTQ+ community and am familiar with the needs of those experiencing issues related to gender identity and transition. I offer safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort, psychological well being, and self-fulfillment because this is a matter of diversity, not pathology.
License #: P1306061