About me

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Jennifer Olkowski

Mental Health Therapist
LPC, CSAC, CDWF

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I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience helping clients move through their crisis and challenges and life adjustments. I trained and certified as a Daring Way Facilitator, in the work of Brene Brown, a researcher who specializes in vulnerability and shame. I am also specially trained in exposure and response prevention, a highly evidenced based treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. My current passion is working towards my certification as an Emotion Focused Therapist, which I am bringing to individuals, couples and families.

Much to my family’s delight and chagrin, I continue to do my own vulnerability work. I have wonderful and hard conversations. Sometimes during those conversations, I’m so scared, that it feels like my heart is going to pop out of my chest because it is beating so fast and hard. The pain of carrying resentments became greater than my fear of just speaking my truth. And while all of this is hard, there is a freedom I am experiencing that is pretty fricking awesome.
 

I live in Wisconsin with my husband and 2 boys. I have one dog and two cats. My happy places include being in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, being on the water, training my dog and sometimes photography. I get fired up about all things social justice!

Current Anthem:
Truth of the Heart by Melissa Etheridge

 

Current Motto:
here is no peace without justice. — Martin Luther King

 

Favorite Movie: Dead Poets Society

 

My core values: authenticity, compassion for my self and others, curiosity about myself and the world around me, adventure