I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 32 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting and marital problems, as well as co-leading a healing support group for women who have discovered betrayal from their partner. I have worked with clients who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse and provided a safe space for them to process their pain as well as learn how their past can impact their current relationships. Together we walk through the process of changing their patterns and learn new ways to relate to others.
I view people in a holistic way believing that all parts of your being (mind, body, and spirit) should be a part of the conversation as well as the solution. My style is directive yet compassionate and patient. I believe that the client needs to practice learned skills outside of the therapy session in order to successfully change patterns of behavior. My style combines among other theories, a cognitive behavioral approach as well as utilizing some motivational interviewing in order to assist with motivation if it is lacking. I tailor every treatment plan to each individual, and their unique needs and desired outcome.
Taking the first step is hard but doing so will be very rewarding. You will find a compassionate, non-judgmental and respectful listener in me who will guide you through the therapeutic process to help you achieve the goals you have. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 29801
Jean is one of the most supportive therapists I have ever met. I feel seen. I feel heard. I feel validated. Jean has changed my life in so many ways. I am a better person now because of Jean. My mental health is better than ever before. Thank you Jean for everything.
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Jean for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I am so grateful for Jean and for the environment of safety and engagement she consistently provides in our sessions. I feel truly heard, understood, and inspired to stay in the process of healing.
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I can’t say enough good things about Jean. I’ve felt comfortable opening up to her from the start and I look forward to our weekly sessions. She is always kind and nonjudgmental, but also calls me out when I need to be. It’s been helping me grow so much and I can see how much I’ve changed since we first started. I’m very grateful that I was matched with Jean because I can honestly say that I love my therapist.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Honestly at first I was really nervous about therapy because I never done this before but Jean has really put my life back in order and helped me see things that i would have never even thought of I honestly would recommend her over anyone she’s just the best!!
Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Great to work with.
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Jean is truly the best therapist I've ever had. She's helping me truly work on myself in the most profound way and I couldn't be more grateful to have her in my mental health corner, supporting me every step of the way.
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue