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Straight From the Shrink

Jenna Behrens is a licensed professional counselor who has been practicing in the mental health field for seven years. She owns Behrens Psychotherapy Services, LLC which has four office locations around the Milwaukee area. She works with children, adolescents, families, and adults on a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, childhood behavioral disorders, adjustment disorders, stress and parenting.

What's a Shrink?

The first time one of my clients called me a "shrink", I cringed. Then, I realized that I've been called worse, much worse. I didn't even know why therapists were called "shrinks" at the time, but as I write this, Google and Wikipedia give me a variety of reasons including therapists helping you "shrink" your problems to being short for  "headshrinker" comparing the process of psychotherapy to primitive tribal practices of shrinking the heads of enemeis or the process of boiling human skulls and causing them to shrink.  I much prefer the first hypothesis.

Don't worry, there will be no head shrinking in this blog nor will it be filled with tons of research study results and psychological mumbo jumbo that no one understands. My goal of this blog is not shrinking, but rather to encourage growth within you, the community and myself while giving my perspective of what's going on in the world, our community, and helpful tips and advice on parenting and life in general.

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