"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" - Albert Einstein
Jennifer (Jen) Alamia is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Jen’s intention is to compassionately serve those struggling with the trauma of all types working towards relief and release of trauma’s grip.
While obtaining her Masters in Counseling in 2004, Jen set her sights on gaining clinical experience across the developmental lifespan. This desire led her to work with at-risk youth and youth/families and those struggling in the foster care system, providing care to helping professionals of various backgrounds, interviewing and assessing undocumented women and men striving to maintain family connectedness and finally counseling seniors with end-of-life issues. Interwoven in this journey, Jen gained clinical experience in supporting survivors of abuse, clients with concerns about separation and divorce, complicated grief and loss concerns, anxiety, depression, unresolved heartache, and emotional pain.
Jen meets people exactly where they are at without judgment or criticism. She recognizes each of us has the desire to connect, be seen, be heard, and be made whole again. Relationally, Jen will work with you to help you learn more about yourself, how to deal with conflict in relationships, and how to communicate your needs in a way that is mutually supportive.
She is skilled at holding space with others and trusts each individual’s unique process of recovery and healing. Jen is trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Restorative Practices (RP), and Mindfulness strategies. These, along with other theoretical frameworks will be used to tailor treatment to your distinct counseling needs.
Jen is a certified Yin Yoga Instructor and welcomes all to participate in pausing, being in the present moment, and reconnecting with your body in sustaining and meditative ways. In her downtime you will find her cooking, exploring the mountains, practicing yoga, and turkey trotting with her Chocolate Champ, Samson.
B.A Psychology - The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.A Counseling with Specialization in Community - The University of Texas at San Antonio
Complicated Grief & Loss