Jasmine Banafshe, LPC

Professional Counselor

Reaching out takes strength and courage. Strength in taking the difficult step of reaching out and courage in knowing that while it may be hard, you’re embracing the truth that you deserve to grow and heal. Deciding to start therapy isn’t easy, even when you’re ready to open up and address whatever may be causing you distress. Knowing why you are reaching out is the first step; therapy helps create the blueprint for how you will move forward in life.

I have had the privilege of working in various therapeutic settings, including non-profit services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse, and childhood trauma, community mental health and in home crisis services. I am trauma-trained and will take a collaborative, person-centered approach utilizing cognitive therapy techniques to work with you to identify and challenge thinking patterns and behaviors that may be causing distress in your daily life. I am also certified in providing Cognitive Processing Therapy, a cognitive-behavioral treatment designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of CPT is to improve symptoms of trauma you may be dealing with in your everyday life, along with any associated challenges that can arise after trauma, including depression or anxiety.

There is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. I am dedicated to providing a safe, caring, and non-judgmental space where I strive to meet you wherever you may be in life—with whatever concerns, identities, or barriers that may be present—to work collaboratively toward your therapy goals.

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