Tereza Jelenova, MA, LHMC
MA in Clinical Psychology/LIOS/Saybrook University
BA in Multicultural Counseling/Evergreen State College
Grief Counselor, Providence Hospice
Lifespan Integration level 3
Certified Yoga Instructor
Art with Heart Educator
Health at Every Size Practitioner
I am passionate about psychotherapy because of the personal transformation I have seen my clients go through. I draw upon different modalities when working with clients, including Family Systems Theory, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Lifespan Integration, Attachment Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. In addition to private practice I utilize my experience from working at Opal: Food and Body Wisdom as a therapist working mainly with athlete populations recovering from eating disorders.
My experience involves in-depth work with many unique individuals and couples from different populations:
I value working with those outside of the dominant culture including immigrants who are either in the process of relocating or have lived in the US for a long time, expats, or anyone who does not feel like part of the mainstream society. My goal is to support them in navigating the numerous transitions that are part of leaving one's culture behind and establishing a place in a new one. I personally understand the unique challenges one can face as an immigrant. I am originally from the Czech Republic and have lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than twenty years.
I am deeply connected in my work with young adults who are exploring their identity and their purpose in life. As a former track athlete I help athletes explore their identity beyond their sport identity and support them in creating a balance between their sport and other passions.
I love my work with older adults because I value and honor their life's wisdom and draw upon my experience from working as a Grief Counselor when supporting them in experiencing a greater sense of well-being.