Jennifer Twardowski MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Walnut Creek, California, 94596

Jennifer Twardowski

MA, AMFT

Jennifer Twardowski

MA, AMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Dana Locke, MFT #33846
Primary Credential: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 101672
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My full fee is $130. I can provide a sliding-scale for students and those in financial hardship.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

925 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, California 94596

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My Approach to Helping

As of November, I have availability for new clients.

Life can be hard. When life challenges and demands come up, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, worried, tired or sad. Therapy is a space where you can break away from that and heal. It's a space where you can be free of judgment and criticism and just be who you are. It's a space where you can have good days and bad days and both are not only accepted, but embraced. You can let go, be you and, in that space, eventually a transformation can happen.

As a therapist, I am non-pathologizing and accepting of where my clients are in the moment. I take a holistic approach in my work, which means that I consider the mind, body and spirit. Along with various forms of traditional talk therapy, I use guided imagery, mindfulness, sand-play, and body-based therapies.

My main intention is to be sure that you sense we're a good fit. If I'm not the right therapist for you, I will do my best to support you in finding someone else who is, so email, call or visit my website to feel it out.

More Info About My Practice

I offer 50-minute sessions based on my current rates, though I can also do 80-minute sessions for a higher rate. I also offer 30-minute phone or in-person consultations to help us see if working together will be a good fit.

As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide my services through the Center of Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Creativity, a non-profit. I am supervised by Dana Eugenia Locke, LMFT (#33846).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work with individuals, couples and adolescents. Clients that are drawn to my work are often looking for help with: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women's issues, grief, life transitions, trauma, finding one's life's purpose, addictive patterns, and more.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Relationship issues, Anxiety, Highly Sensitive Person, Women's Issues, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-esteem, Victims of Bullying.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Breathwork
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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