Adjunct Faculty Profile

jen graves portrait

Jen Graves

Adjunct Faculty

Education: MS, Seattle Pacific University (2019); MA, Stanford University (1997); BA, Stanford University (1996)

Jen Graves comes to therapy as a second career. After twenty years helping people tell their stories in public as a writer, Jen now helps people tell their stories to themselves in private. She chose this work because she has seen what can happen when pain and shame have no witness. Because of personal and professional experiences, she has become passionate about being with people as they work toward the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with genuine nonjudgment, compassion, understanding, and perspective.

Jen is in private practice at Envision Counseling in Seattle, and she has a special interest in supporting parents and stepparents, parent-child relationships, multiracial families, partners experiencing sexual issues, and people experiencing trauma, grief and loss, and oppression related to racial, socioeconomic, and LGBTQIA+ identities. She began her career at the former Navos community mental health agency, as well as volunteering for the Crisis Line in King County. In her spare time, Jen devotes time to reading, swimming, dogs, children, and social activism for change.