Dr. Jennifer Payne

(Ph.D., LCSW)

About Me

"When we get tired of continuously circling in our emotional wilderness, then we are ready to take any steps necessary to get what is waiting for us to obtain." - J. Payne

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready for a change? I would love to partner with you to move toward the emotional healing that is available to you. What problems are you facing? Depression? Anxiety? Trauma? Low self-esteem? Relationship problems?

I have over twenty years of experience helping clients to move from confusion toward clarity. I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and I have a Ph.D. in Social Welfare that I obtained from the University of California, Los Angeles. I have many years of experience in mental health clinical service provision, administration, and teaching. I am an Associate Professor at a university in California, where I train Masters level social work students on clinical assessment, diagnosis, and intervention.

I use a variety of counseling approaches that have been proven in research to work. Therapies I utilize include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other approaches. I am trained in Health and Wellness Coaching and counseling with a faith-based focus. I am also a trainer and consultant on emotional health issues with several County departments in Los Angeles.

However, the intervention that is chosen and the direction of therapy is always guided by you. Your struggles, your needs, your desires, and your goals are paramount, and they determine the choice of intervention. My goal is always to take your preferences and your cultural influences into account as we work together. I am here to hear what you have to say and to work alongside you toward a resolution. If you are ready to work toward healing, I am here for you!

Reaching out is the first step. Congratulations on making that significant first step! I hope that I can walk alongside you as you continue to move forward.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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