The capacity to heal and to more fully become is already within you. In each moment, there exists a horizon of unexplored possibilities.

Welcome! So glad you are here.

Horizon Therapy Seattle serves couples, families, adults, and teens, in person at my office in Northeast Seattle and throughout the State of Washington via telehealth. Services include customized individual therapy, relationship and couples therapy, parent support, and family therapy. Many points along the journey of life lead people to recognize the need for extra support, to heed a newfound call to action, and to acknowledge a discovery that it’s time for a shift in perspective.

Therapy can be a launching point for so much. Whether it’s finding a different, more empowered relationship to trauma and experiences of oppression, discovering and creating new life meaning, improving relationships with your life’s most important people, working through the depths of grief, exploring the impact of previous life experiences on the here and now, seeking change takes great courage. You and your loved ones inherently deserve care, respect, and a chance to discover new horizons both internally and externally. I welcome you to reach out and explore how therapy can support you on your healing journey.

Tell me, what is your plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

– Mary Oliver (excerpt from The Summer Day)

Approach to the Therapy Process

I view therapy as a collaborative process that seeks to honor the strengths, needs, and inherent expertise each person holds over their own life. Every person, relationship, and family is entirely unique and comes to therapy for widely different reasons, from incredibly diverse backgrounds, and with their own particular set of experiences, needs, goals, and perspectives. I relish working with adults, couples, teens, pre-teens, families, and relationships. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to schedule a free consultation to explore working with me.

As a therapist, I strive to understand your unique situation and to honor your lived experiences to better walk beside you on your journey toward growth. My approach is rooted in somatic and experiential psychotherapy principles, which means I often focus on bridging the gap between traditional talk therapy and the felt body-based knowing that each human carries. Increasing opportunities for befriending one’s own nervous system responses to trauma, oppression, conflict, and the myriad of other everyday challenges allows for new ways of being in the world and for more deeply connected relationships.

Additionally, I utilize a therapeutic framework* developed for the purpose of discovering, attaining insight into, forming new relationships with, and overcoming internalized oppression related to the complex array of intersecting identities and lived experiences. This framework guides my application of the various therapeutic modalities that I integrate into the treatment of relationships, couples, families, and individuals.

I primarily use the following theoretical orientations in my approach to therapy: Internal Family Systems (IFS “parts” work), Somatic Psychotherapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy, all through the lens of the *Treating Internalized Oppression framework. I specialize in working with folks who are neurodivergent, I provide LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, and I ally with BIPOC and other marginalized people through the therapy process.

Therapeutic Services Offered

Individual Therapy

Psychotherapy holds a unique place in the landscape of the relational realm. At its best, a therapeutic relationship offers seekers a place to explore unhealed emotional wounds, patterns that inhibit growth, past imprints on the present from family-of-origin and other early experiences, and the discovery of untapped resources for self-actualization that each human inherently possesses at the core of their being. Realization of one’s greatest hopes and dreams may be given new momentum through the kind of deep co-exploration that is at the heart of the therapy process.

My approach is anti-oppression centered, postmodern, and collaborative with a steadfast focus on and belief in the deep, internal wisdom each person already carries within. Sometimes folks simply need a person to walk beside them through the depths of self-discovery, the reimagining of the possibilities, and the journey of creating the life they seek. It is an honor and a joy for me to hold space for other humans through the process of therapy. I welcome and encourage you to reach out if you would like to connect with me to explore the possibility of working together.

Couples, Families, and Relationship Therapy

I entered the field of Couple and Family Therapy due to a passion for learning about what makes relationships thrive and what drives them to the brink. The struggle for balance around closeness, distance, boundaries, alignment, values, conflict, life transitions, ruptures, and healing within relationships are common threads that weave throughout the quilt of human experience. I love diving into the deep end with couples, romantic partners, parents, and families (with or without human children) to discover new ways of seeing and responding to novel problems and stuck patterns. I relish the journey of co-discovering new possibilities.

I welcome you to reach out to me to see if I would be a good fit for collaboratively working with you and your loved ones on improving your relationships. With couples, I primarily use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, an integrative, research-based approach to improving and healing romantic partnerships. When working with Families, I draw from family therapy theories rooted in postmodernism, especially the later, evolved iterations of Structural Family Therapy. Within these approaches, I also encourage the curiosity and exploration of each individual’s internal landscape of self-parts through the integration of IFS. Additionally, I integrate somatic psychotherapy principles and techniques into relationship therapy to balance the “top-down” approach of traditional therapy with noticing and working with “bottom-up” systems of the body’s wisdom and autonomic nervous system responses that inform and impact relationships.

A note to teens and pre-teens

You are a generation of youth living through an incredible amount of change, struggle, growth, loss, and unknowns. No one understands what it is like to be you, except for you. Sharing with a therapist who is curious about your unique perspective, struggles, and strengths can help alleviate the pressure of navigating your complicated world.

I am mindful of the inherent power imbalance between young people and adults, which can make the thought of engaging in therapy feel intimidating and overwhelming. I want you to know that I will treat you with respect and center your experience throughout all of our work together, whether in individual therapy or in family therapy. Your voice matters, your perspective deserves respect, and I strive to create a nonjudgmental therapeutic space in which you feel safe to show up authentically.

About Jen

I’m Jen Davis, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA). I provide therapy to couples, individuals, and families in the State of Washington. I consider it a great honor to work with people of all ages and backgrounds who seek change through the supportive process of therapy.

With a background in performance arts, theatre, and social and environmental justice work, I decided to become a therapist from a place of recognizing the potential to heal through our connection with other people, the planet, and through the transformative power of art.

Before starting my own practice, I worked with children, teens, and families at Sound Health, a community mental health clinic in Bellevue, as well as neurodivergent youth through the Aspiring Youth and Delphi programs at Ryther in North Seattle.

Education and Special Training:

– Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle

– Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

– Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 Training Program, the IFS Institute (IFSI)

– Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the Gottman Institute

Credentials and Affiliations:

– Washington Department of Health License #: MG61271231

– Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

– Member of the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT)

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