Mind-Body Psychotherapy for Health and Integration
"Look deep into (your) nature, and then you will understand everything better."
--Albert Einstein, parenthetical words added
"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
"Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing— until there is only. . .the dance.–Michael Jackson
Jenny Epstein Kessem, MA, LPC, BC-DMT is a psychotherapist with more than fifteen years of clinical experience in mindfulness and body-centered therapy.
One of her great passions is to
embrace the paradox of radically accepting ourselves as we are
right now, while also committing to change. Her colleagues describe her as "deeply gentle, creative, and gifted." Clients have said she is a therapist "who really gets it."
A How we EAT group participant said: "Jenny's ability to hold a safe and supportive environment allowed for a deep exploration of my relationship with food and eating to transpire. I left group each week with new insight to integrate and motivation to take small, gentle steps towards positive change."
A few years ago, Jenny radically changed her diet to treat a serious health issue. In addition to feeling better, she is actually grateful to experience firsthand the deep connections between eating and emotions, thoughts, mind/body health, and true nourishment.
Photos by Josh Levin
"Jenny is a gifted therapist. In addition to her professional training, Jenny demonstrates a natural ability to work with people utilizing the depth of knowledge that the body holds in regard to mental health recovery." -Donna DelVecchio, mental health colleague