Dr. Jennifer Semmes, Psy.D., LCSW

Dr. Jennifer Semmes, Psy.D., LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 13016
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2910 Jefferson Street
Suite 201
Carlsbad, California 92008 - United States
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I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual
  • Tricare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
  • Military OneSource

Fees: $80- $150 a session

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I have experienced much success helping my clients resolve their issues, while creating a nurturing and safe environment. I incorporate humor and friendship in my practice and have found this helpful in furthering the progress and positive experience that therapy can bring. I believe that my laid back approach helps clients to feel comfortable to be able to express themselves freely, and thus be able to work through the issues that brought them to treatment. As well, I spend a lot of energy making sure that I stay current on the most effective therapeutic interventions, so that I am able to make my clients feel like they can trust my skills and knowledge.

Email or Call Dr. Jennifer Semmes, Psy.D., LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13016

More Info About My Practice

I have extensive experience working with individuals, and couples. My primary focus includes couples therapy, relationship problems, emotional and trauma-related issues, PTSD and mood disorders. As well, I am an EMDR specialist, which is a unique and effective treatment for any person who has experienced past trauma of any severity.

At Coastal Counseling, we have several therapists that offer a variety of services, with a wide range of specialties and backgrounds. We accept a variety of insurances, sliding scale, and private pay options.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

psychotherapy is a highly effective way to treat most disorders. Firstly, psychotherapy allows a person to receive feedback about their issues from a person who is impartial and one the has experience in understanding the human mind and nature. Additionally, it has been well established that being able to simply talk about ones feelings can lead to a feeling of catharsis, and a sense of relief.

My Therapy Focus

A majority of the work I do with clients involves helping them to resolve issues related to past trauma, relationships, somatic issues or mood disturbances. I work with both individuals and couples, and incorporate an assortment of therapeutic models. I spend a great amount of time educating myself on effective treatments so I can have the best tools to help my clients work through their presenting problems in a reasonable time frame. To do this, I believe that it is important to be able to offer an assortment of interventions, in order to find the one that best suits the clients particular needs and way of thinking.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • InterPlay
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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