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Jennifer Bakowsky

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Jennifer Bakowsky, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Jennifer!

As a therapist, my areas of expertise include parenting techniques, anger and stress reduction techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and short-term therapy. I have many years of experience working with teens, very young children in the foster care system, and parents of children diagnosed with developmental disorders, specifically autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

My approach

My approach to therapy focuses on cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness-based practices, play therapy, solution-focused strategies, and trauma-focused interventions. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the unique needs of each client, drawing upon my extensive experience and training.

My focus

I specialize in working with preteens (ages 8-12), minors (ages 13-17), and individuals struggling with issues such as anxiety, autism or Asperger's syndrome, behavioral problems, depression, family conflicts, oppositional defiance, parenting challenges, and stress. My patient-centered approach aims to provide the support and guidance needed to overcome difficulties and foster growth.

My communication style

My communication style is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. Through active listening and collaborative dialogue, we will work together to identify goals, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

My journey to mental healthcare

I hold a Master of Arts degree in a mental health-related field, which has provided me with a strong foundation in psychological theories and evidence-based practices. My journey to mental healthcare has been driven by a deep passion for helping others navigate life's challenges and achieve emotional well-being.

My goals for you

My primary goal is to empower you with the tools, insights, and support needed to overcome obstacles, build healthy relationships, and lead a more fulfilling life. Whether you are struggling with personal issues, family dynamics, or mental health concerns, I am committed to walking alongside you on your journey of self-discovery and growth.

My first session with you

During our first session, we will take the time to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, explore your background and experiences, and collaborate on identifying your goals for treatment. This initial meeting serves as an opportunity for us to get to know each other, establish a strong therapeutic alliance, and develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.

About Jennifer

Specialities

  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Anxiety
  • Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Stress

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling psychology - John F Kennedy University (01/2007)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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