Hello, I am glad you are here. If this is your first time in therapy, this may feel overwhelming to walk into. I am glad that you are advocating for you and taking care of you, even if it feels hard to reach out.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in the power in having a safe place to figure things out with someone who feels safe for you. Whatever hurdles you feel like are standing in your way right now, we can jump over them together at the pace you'd like.
I am here to hold whatever you would like me to, so that you are getting what you want out of therapy. I want to help you feel supported and heard through warmth and compassion.
My approach emphasizes self-care and self-compassion, connected and healthy relationships, and processing things through to increase your self-awareness. I have extensive experience in working with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self-esteem and confidence.
I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. I am passionate about working from an attachment perspective. Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy drinking coffee with my husband and hanging out with my dog! I also love all things cooking, eating, and recipe-trying!
I look forward to connecting with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
UT LMFT 12950221-3902
CO LMFT 0002169
CA LMFT 112364
Jennifer is a wonderful therapist. She offers various ways to think differently about situations. Offers ways to address them and comforts when you didn’t realize you needed it.
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She has helped me through so many difficult situations. She somehow manages to make me find the solution by myself. I can’t thank her enough. I look forward to my sessions every week. I’ve hardly missed one even when on vacation.
Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve been working with Jennifer for almost a year now and I enjoy her approach to our sessions. I feel heard and understood. She often provides different perspectives for me and I feel like I’ve grown a lot since starting BetterHelp with her. I’ve gone through other therapists and their approach just wasn’t for me. Jennifer often checks in to see where I am at and if my goals have changed. She also makes sure that I get time in my sessions to speak about anything that I was hoping to touch on. She’s also been very accommodating and I really appreciate that. Overall, she’s great and I couldn’t be more satisfied!
Written on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Working with Jennifer really gives me a space to process things going on in my life and have a sounding board for my anxious thoughts. She has helped my anxiety a lot since I began with her.
Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Jennifer is one of the best therapists I've ever had. She's kind and compassionate, and she's encouraged me to speak about what's on my mind instead of holding my thoughts and feelings back. I've had other therapists tell me that I'm pretty good at figuring out myself on my own and that I don't really need therapy, which left me feeling alone and at times lost, because I can get there but I do need a light to help guide me. I told this to Jennifer and I have never felt alone or less supported. Jennifer is helping me set my future self up for success.
Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Jennifer is so lovely. She is kind, personable, and knowledgeable. I particularly appreciate the times when she sympathizes and is able to reply empathetically, ensuring me that I'm not alone in the daunting expanse I call my mind. She is responsive, understanding, accommodating, and, for my first time in therapy, a really wonderful fit. I was so hesitant to begin therapy, and Jennifer has made it such a safe space that I'm no longer scared to enter.
Written on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd