Jesse Proia, MFT
Jesse Proia, MFT
I specialize in supporting young and middle aged men by creating a comfortable and holistic space to explore and understand how race, sexual orientation and gender identity impact their sense of self, self worth and wellness.
As an LGBTQ+ Specialized therapist, I am active and engaged in supporting creative professionals in the Denver area. Sessions often feel more like in-depth discussions rather than the traditional idea of therapy with a silent or neutral therapist. Im focused on working with men who live with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I provide an affirming space for Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer men to write, or often rewrite their life’s narrative.
I utilize creative methods of addressing and integrating inner criticism, shame and low self-esteem. The psychotherapy I provide weaves Jungian creative approaches with trauma informed interventions to foster a holistic way of being. I pull from my personal and professional relationship to the LGBTQIA+ community, life long experience in the arts, and passion for Jungian based Depth psychology to support clients in finding their higher selves.
My Therapy Style
Depth psychology looks at client’s dreams, imagination and creativity as important tools to connect and listen in new ways. Sometimes it is too hard to talk about ourselves head on. Using our stories or metaphors helps the therapeutic process. I am always supportive of clients using creative sensibilities and artistic interests in session.
I believe strongly in trauma informed care, which means I am here to support you in going at a steady and healing pace. At the same time, I am very keen to not let session overload you or be too intense.
Before becoming an LGBTQ+ therapist in Denver, I was an visual artist and designer for theater in New York City. The arts was a powerful tool for me to find my voice and connect with others through creativity. I pursed my masters degree in Jungian Psychology for its focus on healing and growth through creative approaches to the self. I bring my finely tuned creativity to my work with clients in therapy.
In my down time I love cooking, hiking, spending quality time with my husband and out two rescue dogs, Bobby and Hero. I am newish to the Denver area, which provides me with many opportunities to explore and learn about this beautiful city.