Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD
Eva K. Gold, PsyD, Supervisor
About the T herapy
I am interested in where you are coming from, where you are headed, and simply
where you are in this moment. Working from a Gestalt therapy approach, and integrating Buddhist psychology, meditation, and mindfulness, I bring a passion for human connection
and a curiosity about you to our work together. This will look different for each
individual, as each of our processes is unique.
Therapy can open us up to new experiences and so the therapeutic relationship is
essential to the work. Together we have the potential to increase awareness of your
needs and discover what might be preventing you from getting your needs met.
Gaining this awareness offers you the possibility to make new choices free of old patterns.
Areas that we can explore together are:
symptoms of anxiety and depression
all aspects of identity and diversity
stress in relationships
grief and loss
current or past traumas
support for family members of gender questioning individuals
I work with individual adults as well as couples of all sexual orientations
and genders. Please see below for services specific to trans* identified individuals
primarily seeking letters of recommendation for procedures.
I believe each of us has the capacity to tap
into the strengths and wisdom within us. Together we can clarify your thoughts, beliefs, needs and values to help you feel more authentically grounded in yourself. This can also lead to improved relationships. With compassion, messiness, courage and laughter, we can find new ways of approaching old "stuff." Let's connect with your heart and give it a voice. I encourage you to call or email me if you are interested in seeing if we would be a good fit for working together.
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”~Lilla Watson
In this psychological assessment, the World Professional Association for
Transgender Health (WPATH) standards and model will be used to
learn about your background, psychological functioning, strengths, and needs.
Typically an assessment will take place during two individual meetings. We will
then have a 20 minute follow up meeting upon completion of the letter for you to
review and collaborate on the final document. Please email or call for more details.
Please contact me for inquiries about presentations for educational, professional or private organizations. Topic areas:
These topics can be tailored to the needs of your group or organization to be presented in a minimum of 1 hour up to a 3 hour workshop. A particular strength and enjoyment for me is facilitating candid Q & A discussion.
Transgender Advocacy and Allyship
Sex and Sexuality
I am a resident psychologist working under the supervision of licensed psychologist
Eva K. Gold, PsyD (license # 839). In my private practice I conduct individual,
couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as provide assessment for transgender
identified individuals. I hold a Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology
from Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts
degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University, a Master of Science degree in speech Communication with an emphasis in interpersonal and couples
communication from Portland State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communication and Theatre from Goucher College. I taught Speech Communication
courses as an adjunct instructor at Portland State University and Portland
Community College for nine years, as well as worked in public relations and
marketing in the private sector.