Jen Ratajczak, MA, LPCS, NCC

Trans-Specialist Level Psychotherapist

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor for all ages

Jen Ratajczak, MA, LPCS, NCC She/Her/Hers

Jen has always had an interest in identity development and much of her professional focus has been adolescent/young adult issues, complex interpersonal trauma and assisting with developmental life transitions. She started her career working in child/adolescent inpatient mental health which has contributed to a deep appreciation for the complexity of the interplay between our life experiences, the things passed down to us transgenerationally and our unique genetic makeup. This work naturally led to ongoing experience with survivors of abuse and adverse childhood events. Though gender-related stress is the center of her practice, she also specializes in anxiety and other regulation problems that impact interpersonal functioning. Much of her training has been trauma-focused, minority stress oriented and accounts deeply for the mind-body connection. Jen views therapy as a partnership with clients in which the therapist is a tool clients can use to help to remove barriers and heal from past injury to access the deeper parts of their authentic self.  Sometimes, and often with youth, part of this work involves finding ways in which to effectively communicate with parents and loved ones to be best understood and supported. With a trusted guide, therapy can be a safe space in which to explore our stories, become grounded in ourselves and gain confidence and direction as we emerge into new chapters in our lives. 

Professional Memberships

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health

  • American Counseling Association

  • Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues in Counseling

  • North Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors

  • National Board for Certified Counselors

Type of Services

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Family Psychotherapy

  • Parent Psychotherapy

  • Tele-mental Health in NC

Website: Rootedtherapy.com

Email: Jen@rootedtherapy.com

Phone: 704-837-1443

Practice Location: 106 Oakley Ave Suite 300 Pineville, NC 28134

Insurance Accepted

  • Out of Network 

 

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