Jenna Paulsen, Certified Counselor, Master's Level Intern

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I help youth and young adults overcome anxiety and depression by helping build better coping skills.

After volunteering with youth for many years, I have seen the need for supportive non-parent mentors and adults in their lives. Supporting and helping parents, teenagers, and families alike understand their personal hardships and how to successfully overcome them fuels my passion to counsel. Along the same lines, young adults struggle with transitional periods and seek out guidance on the wisest choices for them. My goal is to help adolescents and young adults pinpoint areas where they want to grow and to walk alongside them as they strive to meet those aspirations.

My passion for youth counseling stems from years of volunteering with students 11-18 years old, plus what I’ve learned from studying Psychology and Sociology. Understanding the developmental, physical, cognitive, and emotional changes with youth and young adults helps parents, coaches, and mentors empathize with what they may be struggling with.

By focusing on the way in which a problem can be solved through solution-focused therapy, clients are able to navigate the rough waters despite the setbacks they all will face. This type of therapy guides clients to help figure out their problems in the here-and-now, as well as gives them tools to use in the future when they may face similar challenges.

Credentials & Qualifications

  • Helping adolescents grow emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually since 2017.
  • BA in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Washington State University, 2021.
  • Certified Counselor (CL#61184295)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Western Seminary, 2021 – Present (anticipated graduation, 2024).
  • Pre-Licensed Professional Intern, Restored Life Counseling 2022 – Present.
  • QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training, Western Seminary.

Next Steps

If you're ready, you can get started with counseling at Restored Life. Or, if we're full, not in your area, or just not the right fit, you can get matched with a great therapist for you at Mental Health Match.
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Challenges We Help With

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Anxiety

Reduce Time And Energy Wasted On Worry. Regain Control Of Your Life. Achieve Your Potential.

Depression

Regain Your Sense Of Hope, Motivation, And Purpose. Increase Energy And Vitality. Enjoy Life Again.

Couples Counseling

Reduce Conflict. Improve Communication. Increase Intimacy And Connection. Dream Together.

Porn or Sex Addiction

Increase Integrity. Reduce Shame, Depression, And Anxiety From Porn or Sex Addiction. Don’t Stay Trapped.

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Restore Trust And Commitment. Process The Pain Without Shame. Regain Your Footing. Believe In Yourself And Your Relationship Again.

Try Our Free Resources

We offer these resources to the community for free. No email or identifying information is required to access these tools that can help you overcome your challenges.

Personal Challenges Survey

A free survey with brief screening scales for eight of the most common personal challenges that people face. Also provides suggestions for overcoming your challenges.

The Seeds Cycle

A tool for understanding personal and relationship patterns.

Things to Try to Improve Mood

A menu of small habits that can make big changes for depression, anxiety, or anger.

Things to Try to Improve Relationships

A menu of small habits that can make big changes in your relationships.

Things to Try to Overcome Chaos

A menu of small habits that make big changes for addiction or trauma.

Signs You've Found the Right Therapist

80% of the benefit from therapy comes from being matched to the right therapist. Here are seven signs of a good match.

How to Get the Help You Need on ANY Budget

Maximize your budget for therapy and your benefit FROM therapy.

Recommended Reading and Podcasts

A list of books and podcasts we most often recommend to our clients.

Recovery Groups

Support and accountability groups are a critical part of recovery. Here is a list of groups we recommend.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Health Insurance Coverage

Strategies You Can Use Right Now - And At Your Next Enrollment