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
Much of my time as a therapist has been spent working on various military installations, and supporting active duty military, veterans, and their families. I have extensive experience working with a variety of presenting problems. The clinical training that has guided my work with military families includes trauma-informed interventions (e.g. EMDR, exposure therapies, trauma resiliency model, etc.) as well as mind-body and holistic approaches. Additionally, I am a military spouse of 13+ years!
I have extensive and specialized training in maternal mental health, and I am currently pursuing Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) with Postpartum Support International. My training involves a deep dive into Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and informed care regarding the complexities of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychosis
Part of my aforementioned Perinatal Mental Health training and experience, includes a focus on reproductive mental health. I have completed advanced psychotherapy trainings related to infertility and infertility counseling. I am well-versed in many of the impacts of infertility, as well as the toll of the physical, emotional, and social impacts of an infertility diagnosis and treatments. I am also familiar with the nuances involved in ART (assistant reproductive technology)/fertility treatments.
I have completed Advanced Trainings in EMDR focused on Perinatal Mental Health, and am on the path to EMDR Certification through EMDRIA.