Jennifer Lunden, LCSW, LADC, is the founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Healing. Known as Lunden to clients, colleagues and friends, she is also an award-winning writer, and in her counseling practice specializes in helping people break through creative blocks and awaken their full selves. Her essay about therapeutic writing, “Salvage, Salvation, Salve: Writing That Heals,” appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Creative Nonfiction. She is also a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
Our stories are potent forces in our lives. They shape us. They tell us who we are and what is possible for us. In session, Lunden helps her clients explore their struggles and envision new paths, realizing the unique expressiveness of their authentic selves and their capacity for creativity, growth and change.
Lunden integrates relational-cultural, strengths-based, client-centered and psychodynamic theories, blending them with a number of modalities, including narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Depending on client needs and preferences, she may also incorporate powerful mind-body modalities such as collaborative guided visualization, Gestalt, the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
Lunden is a speaker and storyteller, and has presented at a wide variety of venues, including the annual conference of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association, USM’s Stonecoast MFA program, the University of New England, the Writer’s Conference at Ocean Park, the Shepell Employee Assistance Program, and Portland’s Slant storytelling night.
Lunden works from the principle that people have the remarkable ability to heal their lives. She believes, too, that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. She lives in Portland with three cats, four chickens, a Great Dane, and her beloved.
Contact Jennifer Lunden by email or by phone at (207) 699-4325.