Jen Alt, Therapist in Seattle, Washington — Zencare
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Jen Alt


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
Washington Accepting Online
Ballard Accepting In-person
Updated September 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Self-esteem
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Jennifer Alt (Marriage & Family Therapist) is a licensed psychotherapist in Seattle. She works with adults 18 years of age and older. Many of Jen’s clients come in to address self esteem, life transitions, identity development, and perinatal mental health issues. Jen is particularly passionate about serving pregnant or new moms, those looking to develop self compassion, and individuals who enjoy the creative process.

Jen is trained in client-centered and relational therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, where the client-therapist relationship is used to create a reparative relational experience that can develop self-understanding, resilience and self-love in yourself and your relationships. In session, Jen may use mind-body activities like breathing exercises and grounding tools that can be practiced in stressful situations and creative expressive interventions using activities like painting, and journaling to bypass automatic reflexive responses to painful feelings and issues. With this approach clients are able to witness their strengths and resiliency, identify their wants and needs in and out of their relationships, while living with self compassion.

When working with couples, Jen uses the PACT method which integrates psychobiology and attachment to help couples reconnect, improve communication, reduce stress, and develop a secure relationship.

Jen's style is warm, non-judgmental, and creative. When clients first start therapy, she will work to understand why the client is seeking therapy and collaboratively set therapeutic goals with them, while establishing a strong relationship where the client feels safe to explore themself and the issues bringing them into therapy.

Jen received her MA, LMFT from California Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked at Marina Counseling Center, a community mental health clinic serving a diverse local community via psychotherapy with individual adults and couples. Outside of private practice, she loves to be outside, enjoy nature, listen to music and engage in some kind of creative outlet.

Message to clients

Asking for help is a vulnerable first step. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to make you feel better about yourself and your life. While the journey can be a tough one with ups and downs, the payoff is often great. It’s my honor to journey with you through the pain and the joy, maybe with a few occasional laughs.

I take pride in working with a diverse array of people in my practice and welcome individuals from any racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as all sexual and gender identities.

I ask that my clients commit to weekly 50 minute sessions. Meeting weekly helps us create a strong relationship that allows the space and safety to delve deeper into the issues bringing you into therapy, as well as the space and safety for you to create a better sense of self-understanding, resiliency and compassion.

If you're unsure therapy or my approach are right for you, I'm happy to speak with you via phone for a free, 15-minute consultation to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jen Alt is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $170 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun Closed

Ballard practice
5306 Ballard Ave NW , Ste 326, Seattle, Washington 98117
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 1pm-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Therapy with Jen, Private Practice Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Marina Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2015
Alvarado Elementary School, Sandplay Therapist, 2014 - 2015
Art of Health & Healing at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Expressive Arts Therapist, 2013 - 2015
Institute of Health & Healing, Expressive Arts Therapist, 2012 - 2013

2020 Moms/Postpartum Support International , Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training, 2021
The Postpartum Stress Center, 12 Hour Post-Graduate Postpartum Mental Health Training, 2020
California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration, 2013
Institute of Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, 750 Hour Certification in Expressive Arts & Guided Imagery, 2013
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2003


Washington: LF60845107