Hi There! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#77266) with extensive experience working in the field of mental health. As an anxiety and trauma specialist, I have successfully worked with high-achieving working professionals struggling with perfectionism and work/life balance. I believe in transformative care towards healing and wholeness. My approach is compassionate, collaborative and supportive towards meeting your goals.
I am certified as a diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Other clinical certifications include Seeking Safety, Interpersonal Therapy for depression and postpartum mood changes, domestic violence and sexual assault training, and Motivational Interviewing.
My mission is to provide mindfulness-based interventions, developing safe coping skills to successfully manage distressing emotions and thoughts. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and Family Life Education and earned my Master of Social Work degree focusing on mental health with adults. I’ve spent 6 years as a therapist at the Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health. My transition to private practice has been a meaningful journey to pursue my passion of taking part in my client’s healing and renewing.
*If you would like to schedule a phone consultation please email me at: Jennymoonlcsw@gmail.com or on the Contact page.
Evidenced-based, therapeutic modalities are implemented into sessions to address mental health symptoms and improve life stressors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): is a goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind an individual's difficulties, which in turn changes the way they feel. CBT guides you to shift harmful/overwhelming thought patterns and unrealistic beliefs into more realistic and balanced perspectives.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): is a common treatment option for people experiencing depression, anxiety, social phobia, postpartum depression, and trauma. Part of the recovery process is to build meaningful relationships and identify a network of support. Areas addressed over the course of treatment can include; role disputes, interpersonal/relational problems, communication barriers, life stage transitions, grief, and other attachment issues.
Mindfulness: is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other trainings. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the now. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Whenever you bring awareness to what you're directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you're being mindful.