Jennifer Rainey, MTS, 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 to pursue a Master's of Theological Study, while there I met my husband; we have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful daughters, ages 10 and 9. We have lived in the Franklin area for 10 years, having moved from Annapolis, MD where I was a high school teacher. I absolutely loved teaching, however; I cannot deny that there was something in me that said it was not my "forever" calling.
Once moving to Franklin, TN, I stayed home with my girls 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 now 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
*Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trained
*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".