Jennifer Lunden

Jennifer Lunden, LCSW, LADC. Director and councilor at the Center for Creative Healing

Contact Lunden by email or call (207) 699-4325.

Jennifer Lunden, LCSW, LADC, is the founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Healing and a Certified Clinical Supervisor offering individual and group supervision. Known as Lunden to clients, colleagues, and friends, she is 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.

A speaker and storyteller, Lunden 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. She is also an adjunct professor teaching for Simmons College’s online Master’s in Social Work program.

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 psychoanalytical 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 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 two cats, six chickens, a Great Dane, and her beloved.

Contact Lunden by email or call (207) 699-4325.


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