Jenn works with individuals and couples on relationships, substance and behavioral (sex) addiction, mood disorders and life transitions.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
I really enjoy working with all types of couples on topics ranging from sex, marriage and communication and infidelity, long term goal setting. I have worked with gay, straight, bi-sexual and trans couples.
Consistently I have found that clients have negative core beliefs--which show up as painful themes in their life. This protocol is extremely useful in rerouting your brain to find more adaptive interpretations of what happened. It is efficient and effective at treating specific traumas too.
I see this come up with both men and women of all ages. I see it as serving a function, however often it gets in the way of your real goals. I'll work with you to tease apart this tendency and replace it with more adaptive strategies.
Many clients choose AA, Alanon or ACA. I'm open to any support systems that move you closer to your goals. I'm familiar with 12 step and also okay doing our own thing to help address substance abuse issues.
I have extensive training working with men and women struggling with compulsive sexual behavior (Sex Addiction) or repeated unhealthy patterns around relationships (Love Addiction). This may show up in many forms, including porn, infidelity, prostitution or isolation.