Jenny Lamb, LMFT
I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families from all walks of life. My role is to help clients feel cared for, respected, and accepted through establishing an atmosphere of nonjudgment, flexibility, and openness. I'm experienced in working with relational and family difficulties, anxiety, life transitions, and mood disorders.
I utilize an integrative approach to therapy that is enhanced by my own personality and unique experiences. Generally, my approach is attentive, grounded, accepting, and authentic. Bringing my own personality into the therapy room is important for establishing a warm, safe environment for clients to do the same. Therapy with me is a collaborative process, where we find ways to create and sustain the changes necessary to assist with both immediate and long-term fulfillment. I work closely with you to develop the most helpful approach, or a combination of different approaches, to best support your own unique goals. These goals can be accomplished through individual, family, relational, and/or group therapy. I encourage frequent feedback in order to ensure we are both doing our best to achieve those goals and to adjust goals as your needs change over time.
Over the years I have worked extensively with the LGBTQ community and their loved ones around topics of identity development, coming out, and transition-related care. I provide support for individuals and their loved ones surrounding social and medical transition and provide HRT/surgery letters for individuals seeking affirming medical services.
Beliefs and Interests
My practiced is firmly rooted in principles of social justice, feminist family therapy, and advocacy. Based on this foundation, I have sought out training in understanding and exploring the challenges, barriers, and discrimination impacting marginalized communities. I have worked with a wide array of clients and identities, including the LGBTQ community, nonmonogmous couples, and those of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Therapy should be free of shame and judgment and be a safe space for all. I believe that each and every person deserves to be seen, understood, supported, and celebrated for who they are.
I believe that participating in social justice and other community activities is another important aspect of being a therapist. If I want to create change in a client’s life, I need to advocate for positive change within the systems impacting everyday life. I’ve had experience providing interactive, educational trainings for mental health professionals, medical professionals, teachers, and other educators. I’ve also acted as a sponsor for high school Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) groups, and acted as a member of the USD 383 Committee for Diversity and Inclusion - advocating for educational equity for LGBTQ students.
When I'm not involved in any of the above, I enjoy an eclectic mix of interests. I enjoy my down at home reading, playing video games, watching anime, cuddling my dog and cat, and occasionally breaking out my crochet hooks for a project or two. If I'm feeling adventurous I'm always interested in new board games or enjoying the beautiful scenery Idaho has to offer. Having grown up in the plains of the Midwest, I'm enchanted by the gorgeous trails, rivers, and outdoor activities Boise provides.
Background and Education
I received my undergraduate degree from Truman State University in Psychology with minors in sociology and music. I then attended Kansas State University and received my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy in December of 2014. Through my training I was provided opportunities to work with a diverse array of client systems and presenting concerns. My experience includes an internship at a local community mental health center, the K-State Family Center, and as an independent clinician with a local private practice group. I then entered into a group practice in early 2015, quickly working to establish myself within the community.
In September 2016, I established my own private clinical practice and JMB Therapy was opened. Since beginning private practice, I have worked closely with the community in establishing an inclusive and affirming environment for the LGBT community, particularly in schools. In addition, I've continued to receive training to expand my services to educational trainings and clinical supervision.
As of June 2019, JMB Therapy has relocated from Kansas to Boise, Idaho. I am excited for the opportunity to provide support to the Boise community and continue to learn and grow as I come to understand the unique needs of the area. I am currently licensed in Idaho (LMFT #7180) and Kansas (LCMFT #2813) and approved in both states as a supervisor.
Professional Memberships: American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) Member; American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical fellow; World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Member; Idaho Counseling Association Member; Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling Member; Idaho Association for Marriage and Family Counselors Member.
Recipient of KSAMFT New Professional Award 2017