About Jennifer Sluga
It is always an honor to be invited into the lives of others as they seek emotional healing and growth. Each of us has our own pain and struggles, conflicts with others and even ourselves. It is helpful to have a professional guide with gifts, skills, and experience to join you as you work through that conflict, heal the emotional pain from the past, and begin living from a place of authenticity and personal power. Finding the right professional connection is not one to be taken lightly.
"It is important to me that the therapy room becomes an unrestricted space in my client's life to speak, to be heard, and to explore his or her emotional, physical, and inner world."
My approach is comprehensive. I aim to understand the complexity and experience as I support each client in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful change. This means helping my clients know themselves more fully, allowing them to move forward in their lives with a greater sense of understanding, identity, and hope.
Jennifer Sluga is a therapist, trainer and consultant specializing in complex trauma.
For years, Jennifer has worked with survivors of trauma, helping them heal through therapy and support. Additionally, she dedicates time to training clinicians, community members and advocates on issues related to sexual violence and military trauma. This includes effective treatment practices, principles of trauma-informed survivor-centered care, the impact of trauma on survivors and systems, and social/cultural issues in sexual assault/military trauma treatment and advocacy.
She is extensively trained in EMDR therapy, a well-researched brain-based therapy for healing trauma. She is devoted to helping people to resolve old, unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving that prevent them from reaching their full potential. As a result of this solution-focused approach, clients report feeling more empowered to make more mindful and positive decisions about the direction of their life.
Jennifer provides therapy, coaching or consultation for young adults, adults, couples, families, and organizations. In addition to clinical work, she has presented or co- presented at numerous conferences at the local, state, national, and international levels. Jennifer draws upon her own experiences, her military service and deployment, her work as a former Veterans’ Service Officer and Veterans’ trauma psychotherapist. She also consults with and guides organizations on creating shared visions, preventing and healing from organizational trauma, building cultures of care for clients and staff, and the implementation of trauma-informed care policies and practices. Jennifer is a community advocate and activist for the rights of sexual assault survivors and military service members.
She has held several leadership positions including an executive board member for the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) Consultant. In 2014, Jennifer was awarded The Wisconsin Women Veteran of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2019, Jennifer was awarded the Early Career Award from the University of Wisconsin Madison Psychology Department. She declares a lifetime commitment to ending sexual violence and providing support to survivors.
Jennifer holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor and EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant.
- EMDR Supervision & Consultation
- Trauma Informed Care Consulting
- Clinical Consultation (program supervisors, therapists)
- Clinical Supervision (mental health, substance)
- Wisconsin board-approved supervisor for those seeking clinical licensure (LPC)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Alcohol and Drug Problems
- Addiction and Recovery
- Grief & Loss
- Communication Skills
- Life and Social Skills
- Stress Management
- Enhancing Motivation and the Will to Change
- Adjustment to Life Challenges/ Transitions
- LGBTQ Issues
- Behavioral Issues
- Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation
- Relationship Issues
- Social Anxiety
- Work/Life Balance
- Self-Exploration Growth and Empowerment