My Approach to Helping
Jennifer has experience working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children presenting with a wide variety of issues. She approaches her clients with a psychodynamic framework to gain understanding and build rapport based on creating a very warm, empathic, collaborative, and safe environment. Additionally, Jennifer integrates several treatment approaches such as CBT, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Solution Focused, and Systems Theory.
Jennifer has been a clinical supervisor for the past 15 years and has helped trained a number of marriage and family therapist interns as well as social work interns. Her approach is based on a reciprocal process whereby she models her interventions for interns in their supervision so that they can then apply similar styles in their work with their own clients.
Jennifer's experience initially began in the field of Foster Care and Adoption. She was previously the Clinical Director of a non-profit agency that specializes in court ordered therapy. While in this capacity, she worked with issues such as anger management, victims of crime, substance use, and parenting. Jennifer received her master's in Social Work from USC with honors. Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.