Jenna Trostle (Founder)
Originally raised in New York (on Munsee Lenape land), Jenna received an BA in environmental studies (Honors) from Oberlin College in the USA, then moved to Australia a year later. She finished her Graduate Diploma in counselling from ACAP, completed a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Torrens University (JNI), wrote her master’s thesis on polyamorous parenting, then moved to Melbourne shortly after graduation. She is a PACFA clinical registrant, and founded Spectra Counselling at the beginning of 2018 to provide a space for people to embrace their differences and find inclusive support to be the people they want to be.
Jenna uses an integrative therapeutic approach, melding narrative therapy with person-centred techniques and emotionally focused therapy to support her clients in their journeys. She is polyamorous and bi/pansexual, neurodivergent, anti-racist (understanding that her white privilege means that she has to actively work on unlearning and challenging internalized racism) and interested in intersectional feminism, supporting consensual GRSM (gender, romantic, and sexual minorities) marginalized identities, and defending peoples’ right to embrace their differences and be themselves. She leads workshops on consent and boundaries and body positivity, runs a panel on polyamory, and often helps facilitate discussions with PolyVic. Outside of her practice, she creates art of various mediums, and is trying to see every waterfall in Victoria.
Jenna is not currently accepting new clients.
We are grateful to have had the following people previously support clients under the Spectra Counselling banner: