Jennifer Villena (she/her)

Therapy with Mindfulness for Individuals, Couples, and Teens

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
Supervised by Supervised by Sorrenta Stuart #47901

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I work with individuals, couples, and teens affected by anxiety, stress and depressive symptoms that can lead to low self-esteem, isolation, and self-judgment. Striving for perfection and comparing yourself to others can be alienating, making you feel alone and not enough. Through the process of sharing your experience and inviting me to assist you through your therapeutic process together, we can shed the doubt and empower you towards love and self-acceptance.

My Background and Approach

I believe and honor the individually in my clients. I use an eclectic approach and work with my clients to find the right fit for them. Some approaches that I use are not limited to but include mindfulness, attachment theory, and CBT. I provide a non-judgemental and supportive environment. My style is down-to-earth, warm, easy-going and playful; I strongly feel fun and laughter is vital in daily doses.  My goal is to create a secure and safe place, where we can start to build a collaborative therapeutic process in self-reflection and exploration. 

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Through my creative self-exploration and therapy I was able to embrace the beauty and challenges of being a girl, woman, partner, and mother; and accept my childhood and adolescent experiences as an American-Filipina.  I was born in the midwest from immigrant parents and lived most of my life in the bay area; as I matured, I found myself lost in different cultures as I struggled to form an identity of my own. I grew up looking different and feeling different.  Art, movement and mindfulness played a vital role in helping me to get in touch with my feelings and emotions, gain confidence, and self-acceptance.  It became essential for me to help others who also struggle to express themselves, gain self-understanding, to develop their own identities and help them to accept themselves just as they are. 

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 140/session

Info

925 526 5477 Email Jennifer
1250 Pine St Suite 100/101
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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