I'm Dr. Jenny Sokolowski, Post-Doctoral Fellow & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Dr. Jenny Sokolowski, Psy.D. (she/her) ~ Post-Doctoral Clinician
I believe that the only way out is through. Just like quicksand, if you struggle, you sink. Once you stop running, you float. My goal as a therapist is to provide an environment of warmth and trust to help you confront and challenge areas that create suffering, so you too can float. I know that thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can be quite painful. But I am here to let you know that you are so, so much more than these things and that you have the strength to overcome them.
Treatment is never cookie cutter with me. I will provide you with what you need— perhaps, that’s processing your adverse childhood experiences, learning how to increase comfort around food, or fostering tools to help you create new ways of thinking and experiencing the world. My primary therapeutic approaches are Relational, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Although, I always utilize a trauma-informed lens. I recognize that many groups of people have encountered various forms of oppression and openly discuss these issues within the therapeutic space. Outside of the therapeutic space, I actively try to dismantle these oppressive forces. I am also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, which influenced my anti-diet stance and belief in body inclusivity. I hope to help you make peace with food and your body.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, eating and body concerns, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. I completed my doctoral internship at an APA-accredited site where I gained specialized skills working with adolescents and their families. Prior to this, my training experiences have allowed me the privilege to work with diverse groups of people in a multitude of settings, including inpatient hospitals and private practices.
I am happiest when I am in nature and the sun. I enjoy hiking, running, and biking, but also love to watch Netflix and horror movies. Balance is key in my life. Baking brings me joy and my favorite recipe is my thick chocolate chip cookies. Lemon bars are good too.