ABOUT JEAN BUDGE
I have a passion for helping people make positive, meaningful changes in their lives. I am kind, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I understand that we all have strengths and we have all made mistakes in our lives. We come from different backgrounds and have different experiences which shape who we are and how we navigate our worlds. Many systems impact our lives including our families, work environments, schools, neighborhoods, culture, faith communities, and societal systems. This diversity can create depth and creativity for our larger community and can be valued even as we seek to find common ground to solve our problems.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, I work with children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to help resolve anger issues, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and family relationship issues. I am also certified in Prepare/Enrich for couples preparing for marriage, or who want to enrich their relationship. All relationships (not just marriages) are important and I will work with you on the relationships in your life that are meaningful and are ready to grow and develop.
I will walk alongside you as you navigate your path and offer support and encouragement. You are the expert on your life and what it means to be you. I can help you see things differently and come up with new ideas to make changes that are important to you. You will work through life's challenges by utilizing your strengths and new tools that you learn.
My educational background includes a masters degree in Psychology from Adler Graduate School and a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Development and Criminal Justice. My professional experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families in an office setting, client's homes, schools, and communities. I have worked with families involved in Child Protection and adolescents involved in the criminal justice system.