Welcome to TherapyThought

David W. Jensen; CMHC, SUDC

 

Welcome to TherapyThought. My name is Dave Jensen and I am an Independently licensed Therapist. Sometimes life, in its twists and turns becomes hard to manage, happiness hard to find, stress hard to bear. My hope is to help happiness and fulfillment become yours again. I know it really can be yours, I want to help. My style and philosophy reflects an accepting, respectful, and non-judgmental focus in therapy. I firmly believe in, and place emphasis on, the separation of a client’s personal identity and his or her behavior. This philosophy has given my clients a more effective base to develop accurate self-concept and has instilled hope and motivation for positive change.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

December 2, 2012Posted by Dave Jensen

 

Happiness and Healing Through an Understanding of Personal Identity
David W. Jensen, CMHC, SUDC

Personal identity is an often misunderstood concept for many people. For some, individual roles are perceived as their identity; for others, specific behaviors become the definition of such; and yet for some, the haves and have-nots in their lives become the conceptualization of who they are. Over the years in my work as a counselor, I have developed a much different understanding of personal identity than these common misconceptions portray. I often use this carefully considered model of identity to give my clients a much more accurate understanding of self-concept and to challenge deficits in self-esteem that have been developed over the period of many years.

We begin this life, born into an imperfect world....