Services

“My work is loving the world” -Mary Oliver

heart-handsCouple, Marriage, and Family Counseling

The top contributors in the field of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling in the nation have trained Jean Frinak (see “About Jean”). Don’t wait to attend to what is most important and affects so many other people in your life. Jean addresses conflict patterns, difficulties with sexuality, children, money, in-laws, work, attractions, affairs, addictive patterns… whatever stands between you and the relationship you most desire. She welcomes and has long of experience working with both male-female and same-sex couples. If, finally, you need to separate, Jean can also help with this.

“I want to thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping us save our marriage. I never would’ve believed we’d be where we are today and I am truly grateful for your guidance and support.”

“An honorable human relationship, that is one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ is a process delicate, violent, and often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truth they can tell each other”.   –Adrienne Rich


Individual Counseling

We all struggle at certain times in our life, whether it be with depression, grief, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, questions around sexuality, addictive patterns, concerns regarding our family, friends, or intimate partner… It has been verified repeatedly that talking with a caring, confidential, and skilled professional helps a person who feels stalled or stuck to move in the direction of learning, health, and growth. Jean Frinak holds these needed professional qualities, and also offers help with self-care in the areas of: nutrition, meditation, exercise, quality sleep, and enjoyment of life.

“Jean, thank you. I am still in a bit of awe on how deep inner work can “cut to the chase” so to speak…the healing experience was so strong. It felt like a divine intervention of sorts. I am grateful for you and the work I am able to do with you.”

“Our work has helped tremendously to loosen me up and get in touch with deeper issues more quickly. Yea! Thanks.” 

“This above all, to refuse to be a victim…
To give up the belief that I am powerless.”  - Margaret Atwood


Grief Counseling

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It is painful to lose someone we love. It can be difficult for us personally, and also for our close relationships. Most challenges come from trying to process losses too quickly and without sufficient support. Losses also can trigger earlier pain from our families of origin. Jean offers a safe place to feel, explore, care for, and eventually release grief.

“Thank you so much for the care you gave my heart and soul these last years! I am so grateful to have known you and experienced your kind and gentle spirit”

“Some of you say, ‘Joy is greater than sorrow’, And others say, ‘Nay, sorrow is the greater’. But I say to you, they are inseparable.” - Kahlil Gibran


Career Counseling

The two most important things in a person’s life are to work and to love. These are where we feel value and connection. When either of them is experienced as lacking we become unhappy and dissatisfied. Jean is devoted to helping people discover that work which allows them to contribute their unique gifts and interests, for personal and economic well-being, and for the well-being of the whole.

“Thank you for all that you have given me over the past years and especially during this year of transition! I doubt I would be where I am today without your guidance and assistance.”

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
- Mary Oliver


 

Creativity and Spiritual GrowthCreativity and Spiritual Growth Counseling

Including the integration of an individual or couple’s spiritual tradition and practices is important to many of us. Some of us want spiritual transformation to be the focus of our work. Jean has studied and is conversant in most spiritual traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Taoism, Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Goddess, Native, and the path of the mystic that is found within all traditions.

“We want to thank you for your time spent with us. What you shared with us was so healing. God has sent you to us as a gift. Thank you for all you do.”

“It’s as if you were guided by some greater power and knew just what was needed.”

She is also interested in creativity, not as a gift for a few, but as an intrinsic part of all of us. She certified as an Expressive Arts Therapist.

Along with the “arts” she is also fascinated with: neurobiology, cosmology, physics, history, anatomy, geography, and cell biology.

“When its over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” - Mary Oliver


Teaching and Group Facilitation

Jean has facilitated groups for 24 years which have included: Women’s Support Groups, a Men’s Support Group, a Group for People Living With Cancer, and InterPlay. She is currently offering, “Sacred Longing, Body of Grace!” and is teaching several classes in the Seattle area (see Current Offerings).


 

Movement Therapy and DanceMovement Therapy and Dance

Jean is a “mover” by nature, and has trained and participated in movement and dance in many forms. Dance forms she currently teaches are: Salsa, Swing, Zydeco, Slow Blues, Waltz, and Night Club Two-Step (see Current Offerings). She is also experienced in Authentic Movement, has taught “Moved By The Spirit”, “Moving Prayers” and is a certified instructor of InterPlay.

“Now, sweet one,  Be wise. Cast all your votes for Dancing!”  -Hafiz