Jennifer goes by the name Jen pronounces her last name “Vill- Yena” and uses she/ her pronouns.
Jen describes herself as a mother, partner, artist, mover, forever student, yogi, grief, depression and anxiety survivor. She values connection, respect, inner reflection, playfulness, collaboration, and creating a life of honesty and purpose. Her style is down-to-earth, warm, easy-going and playful; and strongly feels fun and laughter is vital in daily doses.
Jen has an MA in Counseling Psychology and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in counseling psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy.
She believes in an integrative holistic approach: focusing on all dimensions of your experience — cognitive, creative, energetic, physical, emotional, and spiritual. She utilizes Person-Centered, Relational, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Expressive Art therapies as foundations to help facilitate insight into your experience. Cultivating a safe environment to use expressive arts interventions, like movement, visual arts, music, and mindfulness exercises to support the process.
Jen strongly believes in overall mental, emotional, social balance, and health. I work with adult, couples & teens affected by everyday anxiety and stress; who strive toward unattainable perfection based on influences by societal standards. Her passion is to support women, working mothers and help couples and women dealing with fertility issues.
Jen brings a unique set of knowledge, experience, and feels she can gain a wealth of experience working with you. She sees herself as your witness, mentor, coach, and companion along with your exploration. Her highest priority is to remind you; you are not alone.
AMFT # 110372 Supervised by Sorrenta Stuart