Jennifer Kapolchok, MSW, LICSW
As people, we go through so many experiences that influence and shape our lives in impactful ways. At times, we feel changed by things and develop patterns of thinking or behavior to cope and move forward. The inherent value in opening our minds to our inner emotional and psychological states is at the heart of therapy. It is the experience of being able to occupy a safe space and connect with a clinician to talk about and process important information that we hold and carry with us everyday. In so doing, the therapeutic process allows for personal understanding and the development of new ideas and ways to build a fulfilling life.
I have been providing clinical therapy services to clients for over ten years. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage, earning my Master’s in Social Work in 2008. I hold clinical licenses in Washington, Alaska, and West Virginia. I have experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families in a variety of professional settings. I began my work providing mental health services to veterans at the Alaska VA Medical Clinic before transitioning to working with active duty military service members and their families. I have experience providing individual and group therapy to civilian populations as well, often focused on areas of depression, anxiety, and other mood-related issues. I work with people facing life transitions, grief and loss, and adjustment issues related to a myriad of stressors.
I enjoy collaborating to discuss ongoing symptoms, and explore cognitive and behavioral difficulties that contribute to feelings of emptiness, sadness, and struggle finding contentment. I use a strength-based approach that is client-centered and seeks to build future success through learning what has worked well and/or posed challenges in past experience. Together we will focus on what matters to you now to inform the best course of treatment to establish and achieve your important individual and life goals. I view therapy as a journey that will take shape over time and lead us where you want to go. My approach often includes components of cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, and systems theory. I look forward to learning and growing together, embracing change and the positive aspects of life that are available to us all.