Welcome!

Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist  #3227
 
503.317.0359

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

  • sexual wellness

  • stress in relationships

  • grief and loss

  • life transitions

  • communication skills

  • existential concerns

  • 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.

Transgender Services

“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.

Speaking Engagements

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

  • Mindfulness (Experiential)

  • Sex and Sexuality

  • Couples Communication

Professional Background

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.