Jenn Torres PhDc, MS, MPH, AMFT
Jen Torres, PhDc, MS, MPH, AMFT
Jennifer G. Torres (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in the Systems, Families, and Couples program (Couple and Family Therapy track) at Loma Linda University. She received her MS in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her MPH in Population Medicine at Loma Linda University. Jen is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She teaches courses in diversity, social context, and social ecology to counseling and marriage and family therapy students. Fueled by her own experiences as a child of Filipino immigrant parents, and as a bisexual person, Jen conducts research on the intersection of mental and physical health with a particular focus on Filipino, Filipino American, and bisexual communities. As a previous AAMFT Minority Fellow, Jen has undergone extensive clinical training in working with underserved minority populations. She has counseled clients who have experienced sexual assault; conducted intensive, home-based therapy to multi-stressed families; and implemented therapeutic interventions to patients in medical settings. Jen has presented at various national conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
I’m a Filipino American, bisexual, cisgender, able-bodied woman. I was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Southern California, and spent a few years living in Boston, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington. Now, I live in California’s Inland Empire. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, snowboarding, and going on long walks with my husband, JP, and our two dogs, Hero and Onyx.
As a therapist, my goal is to create a space where people can enact the change they desire for themselves, their relationships, and the lives they live. In our world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us that we “should” be this way or that way. We hear messages that tell us what parts of our identities are welcomed and what parts are shunned and “should” be hidden from others. I view the therapy room as exception to the ways we have become accustomed to living our lives. It is place where people are valued for simply being who they are, where they can exist authentically, with respect and compassion, and without judgment. As your therapist, it would be a privilege to bear witness to your story and work alongside you as you find ways to exist authentically in our “outside” world.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (California #92708)
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: (657) 348-9338