About Me

PhoenixRisingJenna200x300I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credentialed by the State of California. Having experience in both social work and clinical therapy, I discovered that I am most drawn to individual therapy with children and families and all that this entails.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Cal State Monterey Bay in 2004 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work, as well as a Credential in School Social Work, from San Jose State in 2006.  During and after obtaining my degrees, I worked for about 12 years in my field as a drug and alcohol assessor for Prop 36, a school social worker and case manager, a foster family social worker, a clinical therapist for children in the child welfare system, and as a Wraparound Social Worker in both Fresno and San Luis Obispo Counties.  In 2014, I submitted 3200 supervised hours to the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the State of California, took 2 arduous exams, and received my LCSW.  I realized that a life of pure case management as a social worker lacked the humanity, healing, and personal connection I seek in the work I wanted to do, so I decided to move into private practice… and, here I am!

I currently serve clients Monday through Thursday from 9-5 in Santa Maria, Grover Beach, and San Luis Obispo. I am willing to take clients on Friday on an as needed basis.

Having worked with all ages and stages of youth and their parents, I’m prepared to guide, support, and counsel families in various aspects of their lives.

My Approach

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My style is conversational, interactive, curious, and informal.  Read more about my approach to therapeutic counseling...

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Supervisor

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I am a trained and certified LMFT and ACSW superivor and can provide individual and/or group supervision as needed...

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Services

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Discover the ways I can work with you by reading more about the services I offer to individuals, families, children and teens…

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