Jennifer Mendoza (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi I'm Jen! I'm a maternal and postpartum mental health therapist. I'm in San Diego and provide telehealth throughout California and Oregon!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA


About My Clients

Is your motherhood experience being weighed down by overwhelm, perfectionism, and self-doubt? Do you feel like you have lost touch with yourself, and struggle with with loneliness on this journey? Are you trying so hard to break generational patterns that no longer serve you or your growing family, but feeling stuck on how to make changes? Holistic therapy with Jen can help you find your confidence and intuition to become the mother you want to be.

My Background and Approach

The journey to motherhood is transformational, and overwhelming for all women as they navigate changes in pregnancy and postpartum. These feelings can be exacerbated if you've had fertility challenges, a traumatic birth, or lacking a village. I will help you: - Learn new strategies to calm your nervous system and feel more like yourself again - Kick perfectionism and mom-guilt to the curb - Set healthy boundaries that will support you and your growing family - Heal from any unresolved traumas related to your family-building journey so you can prepare for a future pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience - Find self-compassion for what you have been through and where you are today - Step into a more confident version of yourself so that you can be the mother you are longing to be I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist (PMH-C), and utilize a variety of evidence-based and trauma-informed therapies (including EMDR, EFT, CBT, mind-body therapies) with a holistic approach.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My lived experience with a challenging transition to motherhood fuels my passion to hold space and empower other women as they navigate these difficult and transformative seasons. In the therapy room, I show up authentically as myself. I don't pretend to have it all together, as I am in the thick of it myself while parenting two toddlers, juggling work and family life, and being a cycle-breaker of generational patterns myself. The values that matter most to me as your therapist are: ☀ authenticity (I will never pretend these experiences are not messy. I will keep it real), ☀ empowerment (There's so much out of your control, but I will help you tune back into what you can control), ☀ collaboration (YOU are the expert. I am here to walk with you). Because I feel strongly that women and families deserve specialized support, I prioritize continued growth as a therapist, and pursue advanced trainings and professional consultation to support the work I love to do.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175/session


858-224-2482 Email Jennifer
16935 W. Bernardo Dr. Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92127

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