Jen Shupe, MSW, LCSW




  • BA, Humanities, Fort Lewis College 2004
  • MSW, Social Work, Portland State University 2012

Training & Certifications

EMDR (eye-movement desensitization reprocessing therapy for trauma)

Jen Shupe, MSW, LCSW

I work with students seeking help for a variety of challenges ranging from school, family, and relationship problems to depression, anxiety, recovering from trauma or oppression, mood spectrum disorders like bipolar, and substance use problems. I utilize a collaborative, person-centered, and somatic approach, inviting strengths and self-knowledge into each interaction. I also attend to attachment and interpersonal neurobiology (how our nervous systems interplay and interconnect as social beings) to inform my work with clients. I integrate methodologies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (for mood disorders) and feminist theory, and work to be culturally responsive.

The therapeutic relationship is a powerful space in which to explore, learn, grow, heal, and reach new goals. With warmth, humor, and care, I strive to honor your authenticity and mine at every step, and be transparent and accountable along the way. I hope to walk alongside you as you move toward the best version of yourself, whatever that may look like, and wherever you may you start from. We also all exist in an interdependent relationship with our campus and wider community, and I love contributing to a community endeavoring to achieve equity in our systems, our interactions and our society.

I am passionate about connections, relationships and the pursuit of personal & professional growth. I love to hike, bike, camp, fish, raft, and play in our stunning outdoor areas, and I have been involved in the local LGBTQ community, non-profits, and community organizing efforts for many years. I was born in Colorado and raised from a young age here in Durango. It is my true home.”