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Hi. I’m Jennie Ketcham. Sometimes I go by Jennie Ketcham Crooks. You can call me Jennie.

I’m apsychotherapist, medical social worker, artist, writer and blogger. In a past life (a.k.a., my 20’s), I was a reality television personality, and pornographic film actress and film director. I’ve appeared on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, Sober House, The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Tyra Banks ShowThe ViewEntertainment TonightExtra and Lifechangers to discuss alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, and sex addiction, and my blog has been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly

In 2016, I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University Washington, and am currently the lead medical social worker at The Polyclinic.  In Polyclinic’s Behavioral Health setting, I facilitated a variety of Mindfulness-Based groups, such as Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, & Mindfulness 101. Currently, I act as a Primary Care brief interventionist, where I have the privilege and honor work on a variety of issues with people across the lifespan.

In addition to working in Primary Care, I have a private practice. I’m most skilled at working with people with depressive disorders (major or persistent), anxiety disorders (generalized, social, panic attacks), alcohol or substance use disorder (active or in remission, and abstinence- or moderation-based), and trauma. I get real pumped when someone decides they’ve had enough and they want to make a change; I’m honored to be the therapist someone considers choosing to support that change decision.

My professional interests center on program development, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments, wellness and recovery retreats, and all things self-care and self-compassion.

Off time? More like in-time! I love traveling, hiking, snow sports, meditation and yoga, and I’m *mildly obsessed* with kayaking (though I don’t presently own a kayak due to a series of unfulfilled requirements like, “way to transport kayak” and “place to store kayak”).  I’m married to a super sweet guy from the Midwest, and we have two adorable babies: one skin baby, and one fur baby.

Thanks for checking out my site!

To contact me for speaking engagements, please email using the link below.

To initiate therapy with me, please explore the “Private Practice” links above. info@simonspeakers.com or complete this contact form. 

 

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4 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi Jenny. Wrote on your old site, you replied back, thank you. Congratulations on your marriage. Overall you seem to be doing well. Trying to remember what you wrote without clicking back. Just want to say reading your book made a difference in my life. Like you said people are just people with the same hopes and dreams and struggles in life, no matter what industry they are in. Please always remember how wonderful you are. You talk about your feelings very well When I first wrote I explained that we had some things in common, I tend to sabotage relationships. I have found thee woman I want in my life. Problem is she does not see us as more than friends. She has been through so much. I truly love her, and have told her. I have helped her with things, we talk about everything, but we never go places together. I have struggled to figure this out. Who can explain attraction, for as much as we care about each other I can’t believe there is nothing there. I am not giving up. She has been through a divorce and is trying to find herself. I love her. Hope all the best for you and your husband, I will pray for you. Just take things one day at a time. Hope to hear from you, will try to follow your endeavors. Take care.

    Phil from Cleveland

  2. Just read hlntv.com article on you, knowing your story and where you at now just restored hope in humanity for me. I’m also pursuring a post-grad degree. Wish you luck on your path and hopefully hear from you more in the future.

    I wish you a smooth sail ahead, you awesome person.

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