Jennifer Ralsten, MA, LCSW, RPT
Outpatient Therapist

Jenny has a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Registered Play Therapist and provides clinical supervision and training services to other counselors and providers within the community.

With a previous master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, she has a diverse background ranging from government relations and public policy, to working within the Federal government for victims of crime and human trafficking. She more recently has held therapy positions in hospital, community-based, and residential settings before coming to MySpectrum.

Jenny has extensive training in trauma, expressive art/play therapy, CBT, and DBT approaches, allowing her to specialize in treatment of a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and relationship concerns across all life stages. Her style is compassionate, yet direct, and often incorporates aspects of neuroscience and mindfulness.

When not working, Jenny has a passion for traveling, crafts & DIY, and animal-assisted therapy.

To learn more about Jenny’s areas of expertise and therapeutic approaches, please visit her Psychology Today profile.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Jenny: 804-924-2236.

Below are some specific areas that this Therapist has identified as being in their clinical skillset to treat. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but is presented to serve as a guide as you learn more about the Therapist and their potential match with you.

  • Aspbergers/Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Divorce/Blended Family
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Family Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexual Violence/Rape
  • Mindfulness
  • Multi-Cultural
  • OCD