Welcome to the Sea Glass LLC Blog!
It’s so nice to meet you!
Let me start off by introducing myself…
I’m Jennifer Jenkins-Boitnott. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and I have a few passions. 1) My rescue dog, Toffee & rescue kitty, Luna; 2) EMDR; 3) Working with other fabulous therapists venturing out into private practice. This is my first attempt at having a blog on my webpage, so we’ll see how this goes! I’ll be approaching this as I do all things, by trial and error, learning and adjusting along the way. Another thing about me that you will quickly learn is that I am genuine and transparent in how I approach my work. You’ll see quite a variety of types of posts on my blog and I expect it will change a lot over time. I am excited to share ideas and information with you and hope that you find some of it useful or helpful.
I will share more about Toffee and Luna in another post, because their cuteness will definitely overshadow my introduction.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (read more here). I am trained through EMDRIA and am currently a Certified EMDR therapist and Approved Consultant. What all of that means essentially is that I loved EMDR after my initial training so much that I decided to spend a lot of hours learning more about it and refining my practice with it to get certified. And then continued to grow my skillset so that I can provide consultation to other therapists trained in EMDR as they become certified too. Most importantly my favorite things about EMDR as a therapist are that it has structure while also allowing me to meet you where you’re at; and that it’s incredibly, powerfully effective. You will see that there is a lot about EMDR on my website in the services that I provide, but also I will certainly have many blog posts to come about EMDR.
When it comes to working with other fabulous therapists the first thing you should know is that I get really excited to talk to therapists about their hopes/dreams/desire to get started in their own private practice. And, I get even more excited to work together to bring that private practice into a reality! Since I could also go on a lot about private practice, there will definitely be some private practice related blog content to come too. In a nutshell, on the business side of being a therapist, I think it makes sense to be in practice for yourself (manage your own schedule, business expense for all of the trainings, license renewal fees etc) and it’s 1,000% possible for you to do. So often I hear therapists talk about wanting to be able to bring their creativity and their own niche into a private practice but they’re worried about the business stuff. (Insert side rant about how business classes should be incorporated into counseling programs). I have done a lot of trial and error and therefore learning and growing over the years in the private practice world, so I have a lot of the answers to most of the questions people have when they are first starting out. I’m happy to learn about your hopes/dreams/desires for what your practice will look like and help out where I can!