Jenny Marion, PhD
Jenny Marion, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy to individuals and couples. She primarily works from a relational psychodynamic perspective, while incorporating insights from attachment theory, trauma theory, and feminist, queer, and critical race theories. She aims to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which clients can make contact with difficult thoughts and feelings. Dr. Marion believes that therapy offers us a chance to examine and change patterns in how we relate to ourselves and to others. She specializes in treating identity issues, relationship and sexual problems, women’s issues, disordered eating, and problems related to childhood trauma or abuse. She especially enjoys working with young adults, women, and sexual minorities. Dr. Marion is LGBTQ-, kink-, and poly-affirming. She strives to bring awareness of race- and class-related power-dynamics into her clinical work.
Dr. Marion completed her undergraduate education at Grinnell College, where she studied psychology, cultural studies, and gender and women's studies. She then completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. During her training, she gained experience providing therapy at a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital clinics, a college counseling center, and a psychoanalytic institute. Her doctoral dissertation examined the psychological meanings of women's BDSM practices. She has also conducted research on transgender identity development, creativity, and gender-related power dynamics in therapy.