Meet Jen Rivers, ASW
At one point in my life, I found myself stuck. I was stuck in a box. For me, this box was placed upon me by my own shame, guilt, anxiety, unworthiness, childhood trauma, emotional neglect, questions regarding sexuality and gender identity, and learned behavior from family of origin.
If you are like me, you’ve tried to fit into that box. You’ve tried to bend and mold yourself to fit. You began growing outside the box only to be told that it’s not ok, so you duct tape it back up and shrink yourself to fit.
The great news is that you can grow beyond the confines of this box placed upon you! And that’s where I can help you!
I Am So Glad You're Here
I specialize in identity formation, whether it's around sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, or your identity away from trauma(s), depression, and anxiety.
Take comfort in knowing that who you are is more important than what others want you to be. And even if you don’t believe that now, we can work together to get you there.
What You Can Expect
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy
As a queer person myself, I know what it's like to struggle with my own identity. I understand that there are therapists who have invalidated your experiences. I have had that experience too. You deserve a therapist that hears you and sees you.
We tend to believe that trauma is this one big event, but even something that may seem "insignificant" can have an impact on our lives. I, myself, believed this for a long time! Healing from trauma happens in community, and that community can be the therapeutic relationship.
If you are a person who has experienced isolation and neglect in childhood, groups can provide a new experience of connection, which can be very healing. Click here for more information about groups I am running currently. Flyer
I am happy to consult, assess, and write letters for medical providers so you can access gender-affirming hormones and/or gender-affirming surgical procedures.
Please note, I do not charge for the virtual assessment or letter.
“The beginning is always today”
I offer a 15-20 minute phone consultation at no charge to you