Jennifer DiStefano (she/her)

LMHC, CMHS, DMHS
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Healing and hope can spring naturally within a compassionate relationship, as long as there is space to breathe or rest in other ways.

Counselor in Vancouver, WA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Child

About My Clients

I offer hope to children and parents who feel as though they've tried everything. Children need help to express and make sense of their experiences without language that adults use. I support your family when your child cannot easily settle in for learning or playing. I work with children as young as 2 to enable them - and their "big people" - to cope with challenges including taking on too much responsibility, getting in trouble at school, and sometimes even fun activities aren't as much fun.

My Background and Approach

I help by breaking down big struggles into manageable steps you can take towards growth. I help families communicate with each other and schools about needs for relating, relaxing, and learning. This can include discussing IEP/504 accommodations, considering impacts of being highly sensitive, and recognizing the barriers in culture that limit access to what we need to live peacefully. My training and degree is in Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University. I have earned certificates in Washington as a Child Mental Health Specialist and as a Disability Mental Health Specialist. I also offer clinical supervision.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I offer skills to manage intense emotions. Our bodies hold protection, memories, and expectations but we don't often have language for so much of our experiences, especially early ones. No matter a person's age, it often helps to have a space to develop understanding practice how to shift out of tension and into ease. Living in a world with so much suffering means that we all have to build skills to shift the systems around us. I have learned that racial justice connects to so much of the healing that I seek to have and offer.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Shield

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 175/session

Info

360-612-2396 Email Jennifer
Telehealth only
Vancouver, WA

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