Location: Los Altos & Half Moon Bay
Modalities: Internal Family Systems, Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Specialities: Children, adolescents, parents, and young adults. Life transitions, identity formation, grief and loss, stress or worry about school or career paths, anxiety, depression, and supporting those coping with a current crisis or wanting to heal from past traumas.
Jennifer’s therapeutic approach is integrative and client-centered, bringing together evidence-based tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused CBT as well as Family Systems Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Through empathy, openness, and curiosity, Jennifer works to provide a safe space to support each client’s journeys towards healing. Jennifer works to address the whole person, to help individuals integrate their mind, body and heart and become more in touch with their truest self.
Jennifer believes that the therapist – client relationship is a central part of the healing process, and that the therapist plays a critical role in creating a safe and trusting environment. Jennifer believes that therapy is collaborative, and she remains humbled to be part of her clients’ journeys. Her hope is to work together with clients to help them better understand themselves and in turn, learn new skills to enact positive change in their lives. She enjoys working with children, teens, young adults and families.
Jennifer has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families across a variety of settings including: schools (both public and private), foster-care agencies, residential care, and private practice settings.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work from New York University, graduating with the highest honors.
Jennifer has training in various evidenced-based treatment modalities to help assist the therapeutic process towards healing including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Family Systems Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.