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Staff Spotlight: Jennie Laskow

Staff Spotlight:  Jennie Laskow

Jennie Laskow, MA, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Areas of specialty/role within the practice: I treat women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in addition to treating trauma and PTSD. I also have additional training and special interest in treating men and women dealing with trauma associated with a traumatic birth experience or the death of a child. I use EMDR in my practice and wish I could reach more of those suffering with unresolved trauma symptoms. Though EMDR does not eliminate the normal process of grieving, it does treat the trauma symptoms that can leave people feeling stuck in the memories of a tragedy they experienced with flashbacks, nightmares, numbness and/or depression. I love a chance to get the word out that these symptoms are treatable.

Recommended book: The book I most often recommend to women who struggle with body image and have tried to address it by dieting is Big Fat Lies by Glenn Gaesser Ph.D.

Favorite place: I love Grand Marais but am also really happy on the couch, in front of a fire in my living room, hanging out with my boys who are 14 and 12.

Ideal meal: any meal that someone else cooks for me

Dogs or Cats? Dogs, definitely dogs, here is mine

Gracie

What do I love about my job: I am grateful for the opportunity to work with people in the intimate forum that therapy provides. It is an honor and privilege to join with each client, to build a trusting relationship and provide a safe space for the emotional work that follows. The strong therapeutic relationship provides the setting in which we can explore and treat the issues brought to therapy. I think about therapy as an opportunity to receive support and increase self-awareness, to experience healing from emotional injury, and to work in partnership to decrease suffering.

A quote I love:

“Healing comes from letting there be room for all of ‘this’ to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – Pema Chodron

 

Jennie Laskow is part of the team at Psychology and Healing Associates and as an independent practitioner, her office is in Bloomington at the Southtown Office Park, Suite 252. Call us to set up an appointment 612-296-3800.