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JENNIFER D. SAMSOM, MA, LPC, LMHC

Clinic Founder and Director

Jennifer is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and couples therapy based in mindfulness, and she has maintained a private practice in SW Portland, Oregon for over 12 years.


Her formal training includes a Master's degree in Couples, Marriage, Family Therapy from Portland State University; M.E.T.A.‘s two-year Comprehensive Training in Hakomi, applied mindfulness, somatic approaches, experiential and trauma-focused therapy approaches; she is also formally trained in EMDR and Flash Technique.

In 2020, she harnessed her therapeutic skills and experience and broadened her practice by providing Clinical Supervision to developing therapists.

She maintains her own practice and heads the Clinic by providing clinical supervision and training to all MTPNW Practitioners.

When she isn't working she enjoys being a mom to her three teenage kids, traveling, touring Multnomah Village on her Segway, camping trips chasing Bigfoot, bowling badly, riding her motorcycle and caring for her cats and chickens.

VERONICA VALENZUELA, LPC

Clinical Supervisor, Mindful Therapy Pacific NW, LLC

Veronica is a mindful therapist practicing in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including adults and teens. Her specialities include: anxiety, depression, stage of life transitions, identity and spiritual/existential exploration.

She grew up in the Willamette Valley, in the Oregon capital city and moved to Portland to start her professional education and training.

When Veronica isn't working her passions include photography, art, reading, yoga, meditation, travel, writing and animals. Whenever possible she integrates all of these into her daily life. You can see the beginning of her collections and inspirations here.

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AMY JAFFE

Graduate Student Intern, George Fox University Clinical Mental Health Master's Program

Amy is enrolled in the George Fox University Clinical Mental Health Master's Program. She enters her internship this year and simultaneously is completing the Trauma Response Institute certification.


She is preparing to work in the field of trauma and grief, and utilize her education, skills, and 35 years of experience as a police officer, private investigator, and a domestic violence shelter coach and trainer to be of service to people who are in crisis. She will also be focused on social justice issues and ready to support members of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPoC communities.

When Amy is not working or studying she enjoys riding motorcycles, connecting with community, traveling with her wife and caring for their dog, Bella.