Jenna Scampton, MS, LPC
Thinking about couples counseling for yourself and your partner? Your relationship is after all likely the biggest investment you make in your life and taking the time to make sure your investment is solid is well worth it in the long run.
My name is Jenna Scampton and I have been practicing as a therapist for 5 years currently. I help with a range of issues and concerns including trust, communication, and intimacy. At Main Line Marriage Counseling we primarily use the Gottman method as a framework to begin from. This is the idea that a relationship should be built like a strong house. We will explore different areas of your relationship house and build wherever we need to in order to increase mutual understanding and compassion.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and my Master’s from Chestnut Hill College. My background specialty is in trauma. I am certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and providing EMDR Therapy as well. This background is especially helpful in couples work due to my understanding that we all come from somewhere. We all individually have a story to tell, and trying to fit two stories into one unit is downright hard sometimes.
Being a therapist has brought a lot of joy to my life. Doing therapy is very meaningful work in every capacity, and getting to learn about individuals including their deepest passions and goals to their saddest sorrows and woes, brings a vibrancy to my life that is unexplainable. We will grow very close to each other through honest communication, and finding safety in being vulnerable. I will model and teach new ways to interact that may make a big difference in your current circumstance. The power of therapy will perpetuate with our collective journey towards healing and understanding ourselves and our partners.
My approach to therapy is very calm and comfortable. I believe that the work you are setting out to do is likely already uncomfortable in itself and I do not believe in making matters worse. I want to commend you for thinking about starting therapy as I know that can also raise anxiety levels. You are brave for taking these first steps for a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner.
Relationships take a lot of work. Everyone knows this but we don’t all know what exactly that looks like. The hard work comes in many long discussions about values, goals, personality traits and life stressors. We find there are often many ways to address the same problem, and finding a collaborative approach that both partners agree with can be the main source of stress for a lot of couples. We will always have to do the hard work for our relationships but learning the tools and seeking resources to help will always aid rather than hinder. Your relationship is worth getting the extra help. You and your partner are worth getting the extra help. This will not be easy, but what does not come easy is always worth it.
I look forward to hearing from you!