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Jennifer Checkis, LCSW

Therapist

"I strive to provide a caring and non-judgmental experience for you to heal, learn, and grow. It is my greatest honor to share life and explore resources for healing through difficult times. I use a variety of treatment modalities that are evidenced based and will be sensitive to your needs."

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WELCOME, WONDERFUL TO MEET YOU!

I offer a "whole person" approach to caring for my clients, exploring individual experiences, the systems that impact them, and physical, healthy lifestyles. I have experience working with historical trauma and community barriers (such as poverty, isolation, lack of support systems, etc.).

I enjoy being a part of a team that puts my clients at the center. I am one contributor to the goals that the client will set for improved physical and emotional health, as well as developing a more robust and fulfilling life. In discussing difficult issues, I believe it's important to balance conversation with mild and gentle humor, yet also knowing when to "get serious" with a trauma informed approach.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Mood Disturbances (Anxiety and Depression)
  • Stress
  • Trauma Healing
  • Physical Health
  • Lifestyle Improvement

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents by Lynn Lyons

Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason

The Backwards Brain Bicycle re: why people are resistant to change

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Gattman for marriage dynamics

BIO

Jennifer has been honored to serve individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years in the State of Oregon. She uses a mindfulness and strengths based approach in joining with clients. She provides treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, EMDR, Parent Effectiveness Training, Systems Theory, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Psychoeducation. Jennifer works with individuals, ages 10 and up primarily through a telehealth format. She is pleased to partner with Sokya Health to bring peace and health to your home.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Jennifer has been honored to serve individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years in the State of Oregon. She uses a mindfulness and strengths based approach in joining with clients.

Education

  • LCSW - State of Oregon
  • MSW - University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • BSW - Harding University, Arkansas
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Hobbies

  • Gardening
  • Hiking to waterfalls
  • Exploring Portland's museums, attending concerts, and finding food carts
  • Traveling
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center