Jennifer Levin, MSW, LCSW Little Sparrow Counseling Services, LLC
Jennifer Levin (pronouns: she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. Jennifer received a Bachelors of Science Degree and Masters of Social Work Degree from the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare in Stony Brook, NY. Aligning with her school’s focus, Jennifer is passionate about looking at the whole picture when treating a client. She takes into consideration her client’s role in the many systems in their life as well as society as a whole. She is an advocate for social justice and seeks to support oppressed groups of peoples according to their narrative, experience, and defined needs. Jennifer has practiced in a variety of settings, allowing her to work with a range of clients from diverse backgrounds. Jennifer is especially passionate about working with children as well as children, adolescents, and adults who identify as transgender, nonbinary, or gender expansive. Whether a person is coming to therapy to explore their gender identity or expression, address issues related to gender, or simply wants to be in a space where they don't have to educate their therapist on trans* related topics, Jennifer actively strives to create a supportive and affirmative environment.
Jennifer has an eclectic approach to treatment, as she knows one size does not fit all. Jennifer looks to her various trainings and life experience to create a safe space for clients to be true to who they are, and work towards the vision they have for their life, whether it be coping with mental illness, improving quality of relationships, seeking spiritual growth, self acceptance, self expression, or any other personal goals her clients bring with them to sessions. Always looking to identify a person’s strengths, she works together with her clients to find hope, and move past perceived limitations. When a person comes in lacking any hope, Jennifer sees it as her duty to see and hold onto hope until her client can share in that vision.
Jennifer is an active member of the National Association for Social Workers (NASW), The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and The Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Originally from the East Coast, Jennifer now lives with her husband and three-legged dog, Loshi. In her spare time, Jennifer likes to raid the local library for interesting books, speak up about the issues that matter to her, take her dog to the dog park, and find cool Vegan Restaurants in Portland. Jennifer thrives in her work and hobbies. However, you should NEVER ask her to care for your plants, give you directions, or act her age when working with clients who are children. Jennifer looks forward to becoming more connected with local school districts and organizations that support transgender and other LGBTQIA+ folks in the Greater Portland Area.