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Jenna Hess, MA, MFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

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Email: jhess@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3671

Profile

Jenna is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Ohio.  Her experience has been diverse, working as a therapist, supervisor, and manager in a variety of settings including residential, community mental health, home-based, school-based and private practice. As a therapist she has provided services to a diverse group of clients coming from many different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, with a special interest in family therapy and applying a systemic framework to her work with children and teens.  In addition to working as a therapist, she has served as an assessment specialist, serving adults and children in government assistance and child welfare programs with the intent of identifying and removing social, emotional, relational, and addiction issues preventing them from maintaining family and individual safety, health, and self-sufficiency.

Currently at CLU she teaches a variety of courses and supervises in the CLU Counseling clinic at the Oxnard Center.  She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  Outside of CLU, most recently, she has worked part-time supervising and developing a clinic training program at a non-profit and in working with clients in her private practice in Santa Barbara.  In her practice she works primarily with young adults, children, and families. Her professional interests are clinical supervision, systems theory with a focus on an integrative approach, family therapy, and mindfulness based approaches to anxiety and depression.  In her free time she enjoys painting, being active outdoors, and spending time with her family, husband, and son. 

Education

M.A. Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy 

B.A. Hope College, Psychology and Studio Art (concentration in Painting) 

 

Expertise

Mood disorders, anxiety related issues and disorders, family therapy, systems theory, dual-diagnosis, relationship problems, child and adolescent therapy, childhood behavior problems, mindfulness based therapies