Jennifer is a marriage and family therapist, licensed in both Hawaii and Colorado and a registered play therapist with over 20 years experience working with children/adolescents, families, couples and individuals. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution focused, Dialetic behavior therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Psychodynamic, and Client Centered modalities
She earned a masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Chaminade University, and is also a Certified Trauma Professional and EMDR trained. She is a Registered Play Therapist and has extensive experience working with children of all ages who have social/emotional or behavioral problems in community mental health, school and residential treatment settings. She also has extensive experience in treating adult couples, individuals, and families, including military service members and veterans. Being a veteran, military spouse, and with her work as a military family life counselor, she is well versed and has specialized understanding of the unique stressors faced by the nation’s warriors and their families. She has helped clients address a wide variety of mental health concerns and psychological trauma.
Jennifer provides evidence-based therapy that can help patients to overcome relationship issues, parenting concerns, stress and anger management, mood and anxiety disturbances, life transitions, ADHD and a wide variety of other counseling issues. She believes the most effective way to assist clients is by creating a supportive, understanding, non-judgemental environment in which clients can gain insight, communicate effectively, and learn coping skills to promote positive change in all aspects of their lives.