Jennifer Twardowski

MA, AMFT

Jennifer Twardowski

MA, AMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
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 per 50-minute session. For 80-minute sessions, my fee is pro-rated to $195. I can provide a sliding-scale for students and those in financial hardship. If you are interested in sliding scale, please inquire about my current availability.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Evening Availability

Offices

925 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, California 94596

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My Approach to Helping

As of May 20th, I have availability for new clients on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.

Life can be hard. With life's challenges and demands, it is easy to get drained, tired, overwhelmed and worried. You get so caught up in doing things that the world demands of you that you may forget to tune-in to yourself. You get so busy at times that, perhaps, you don't even notice that you're feeling anxious or depressed. It may not be until that one moment when you suddenly stop doing that you notice that, underneath all this "busy-ness", you're really just nervous, worried, sad, or lonely.

Living a busy life, it’s very easy to feel like you're running on empty. It's very easy to feel like you have no place to go to really be nourished and have time and space for yourself.

To me, therapy allows that to happen... and more.

Therapy is a space where you can break away from the world and allow yourself to reflect and explore how and why you're living your life the way you are.
It's where you can have good days and you can have bad days and both are completely okay and accepted. And, gradually, in that space a transformation can happen.

More Info About My Practice

I take a holistic approach in my work, which means that I focus on the "big picture" rather than one issue or diagnosis. I take a mind-body-soul approach to my work. I view most mental health issues as unresolved emotional traumas in disguise. Along with traditional talk therapy, I utilize guided imagery, mindfulness, art and somatic (aka body-based) therapies (like Brainspotting).

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I like watching my clients gradually unfold from their place of pain and suffering through their own unique transformation. I love to see my clients succeed in making gradual shifts and changes in their lives. Whether it is a shift like "I can now have X conversation with my boss, parent or spouse when I couldn't before" or "I am walking away from this job or relationship because I know with confidence that this isn't what I really want" to as big as "I just realized that I feel at ease in social situations" or "I just realized I haven't had a panic or anxiety attack in months".

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I believe that everyone is capable of transformation. I believe that the reason mental health issues develop is due to unpleasant life experiences that led us to develop behaviors and other mechanisms to cope. I believe everyone, who is willing, is capable of unraveling themselves from their state of suffering to a state where they can live at their fullest potential.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, spirituality or existential issues, women's issues, depression, life transitions, and more.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • 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
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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