Jenna Olafson, MA, LMHCA

Meet Jenna Olafson, MA, LMHCA...

 

Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach

I enjoy collaborating with adolescents and adults ages 11 & up addressing such concerns as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, identity, educational and social issues, self-esteem, & family dynamics.  I also enjoy working with couples on parenting concerns or conflict, including parenting teens or challenging children, as well as couples who are stuck in undesired patterns of interaction and are looking to re-establish connection.  It is my belief that one of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. In that, it is of the utmost importance that all clients feel seen in an unbiased, inclusive, creative and compassionate environment. I am sex positive, LGBTQ+ and trans-affirming. My goal is to work with each client to discover & form the therapeutic process that best fits their needs, ultimately guiding to achieve healing and finding one's strengths & authentic self.

 

I have experience working with young adults, including at-risk youth, and parents for over 15 years. Each individual’s story is sacred, and thus is treated with the utmost care. I value the integration of the whole experience and offer elements of yogic practices and mindfulness into sessions; I have completed an accredited 200 hour yoga teacher training program.

Experience, Education, Licenses and Certifications
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Specialization, LIOS at Saybrook University, WA, 2017

  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Universal Yoga, Sattva Yoga, WA 2015

  • Bellevue College, Bellevue WA, classes in Art and Psychology, 2013-2014

  • Bachelor of Arts, Visual Journalism, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, CA, 2010

  • EMDR trained 2020; full certification in process.

  • Trauma Informed Youth Work, Youth Worker Institute, March 2019

  • Introduction to Expressive Art Therapy, Art With Heart, October 2018

  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Experiencing Institute, January 2018

  • 40 hours + Play Therapy specific training hours completed

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network member, 2016- present

Personal
 

I grew up on a small farm in Woodinville, Washington, which instilled a deep love for land, animals and adventure.  From a young age, I have had a passion for others.

Client Ages
  • Children ages 11 and older 

Jenna Olafson, Sammamish Full Circle Counseling
Issues Addressed

  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Relational issues

  • LBGTQ+ Concerns

  • Young adult transition concerns

  • PTSD

  • Communication

  • Stress management

  • Anxiety

  • Sexual authenticity

  • Domestic Violence

  • Self Harm

  • Family Conflict

PAYMENT DETAILS

INSURANCE:

In network with many major insurance plans and EAP plans. Can take many plans out of network. Please call 425-409-6414 or inquire for details about your plan.

COST PER SESSION:

$65-$165

PAY BY:

Cash, Check,  Major Credit Cards, HSA and FSA accounts