Hi there! My name is Jennifer, and I'm so glad you're here. As one of my favorite therapists wrote, "The true counselor seeks to understand people from the standpoint of appreciation...it is like inviting the traveler in from a snowy and chilly journey to sit for an hour before the fire." In a nutshell, this is my approach. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental presence with the curiosity and tools to help you free yourself of who you think you "should" be and accept and love who you are. Together we will learn to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships and find safety in vulnerability and connection.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California and have been practicing as a social worker and psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area since. I underwent comprehensive clinical training within Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services at USC, specializing in working with survivors of sexual and gender based violence as well as trained as a school Psychiatric Social Worker within the Los Angeles Unified School District, providing psychotherapy and supportive services to students and their families.
My career has focused mainly on helping individuals overcome significant trauma. However, no matter what brings you to therapy, curiosity and empathy are my priority, going at the pace most comfortable for you. I work in the here and now to stay mindful of the experience of both the mind and the body, bringing integrated healing to both.
My clients have ranged from ages 13 to 80 of all cultures, including those suffering from anxiety and self-esteem difficulties, sexual trauma, homelessness and more severe diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ identified individuals and enjoy working with the wide spectrum of relationship types.
Regardless of the most pressing reason you’ve reached out, you’re a human with story that includes a million choices, events, accidents, heartbreaks, coincidences, disappointments, successes, surprises, with perhaps a couple disasters or miracles that brought you here. And you need a compassionate ear to be there for you. I hope to have that privilege.
Jennifer Piponniau, LCSW
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Bipolar disorder
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Men's Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #88343 (Expires: 2021-03-01)