I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 10 years of experience working with children as young as 7 years old. I enjoy working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families. In 1999 I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington in Psychology and in 2002 I received my Master of Arts degree from Antioch University, Seattle in Couple and Family Therapy.
My practice has evolved over time towards more evidence-bases approaches such as, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. These orientations best serve trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues, co-parenting, blending families, marital and familial conflicts, life transitions and grief/loss.
I use a client centered approach in therapy in which I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and empathic environment for my client. You are beginning what I hope will be a meaningful counseling experience. I have a passion and desire to being hope to those who are hurting. Again, may I welcome you and be of service to you on your journey towards growth and healing.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #LF00002233 (Expires: 2022-08-22)
Jennifer is very good at listening and letting her clients find their own way, while offering insight and input when appropriate. She helped me a lot during a very difficult time and I found her to be very genuine and practical.
Jennifer has an absolute heart of gold! She is very kind and understanding, gentle and compassionate. She helped give voice to some of my dark experiences and offered various ways to process and re-frame those memories. I am truly grateful for my time spent with her.
She has been a great help in a difficult time and has been very attentive to my mental health needs
Jennifer is very attentive and motivational. Highly reccomend her services.
Jennifer really knows what she's talking about and takes time and attention helping you through your issues. She is very smart and super helpful.
We absolutely loved working with Jennifer! She is so great at staying impartial and level headed between two parties. Thank you, Jennifer. We so appreciate you and our time together.