Jen Rainey, LMFT
"Here's the deal. The human soul doesn't want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed - to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul's healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through..."
A bit about me:
Originally from Canada, I moved to Washington, DC in 2005 and from there to Tennessee in 2008. Once moving to the Franklin, area, I stayed home with my two kiddos, currently 12 and 10 years old and then in 2012, through a series of not so coincidental events, I realized that the door was being held wide open for me to enter into the world of counseling. Originally I thought I would counsel couples, however, as I studied and began meeting with people, I recognized that my passion and curiosity centered around the resiliency of the human person - body, mind and spirit and thus my focus quickly became learning as much as I could about traumatic stress, trauma therapy, resiliency and post-traumatic growth.
I have been in Private Practice for 6 years and work with adolescents and individuals, viewing my role as one of a gentle witness, being present and walking with my clients as they uncover their innate potential for healing and integration from the various forms of trauma that impact us in life.
*Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2004
*Master of Theology (MTS), 2007
*Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT), 2014
*Sat for and passed the National Exam for Marriage and Family Therapists and Tennessee State Jurisprudence Exam
*Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee (#1155)
*Level I and II trained in EMDR Therapy
*Advanced EMDR Therapy Training in Attachment Focused EMDR
*Recognized through the International Association of Trauma Professionals, as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
*Somatic Experiencing® Trained
For more information on my specific areas of focus and models of therapy that I utilize please continue on to "My Therapy Practice".