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My name is Jennie, and I am a psychotherapist in North County San Diego.  I view my role as one of collaborator, guide, and facilitator of change.  I am an active therapist - I like to get right in there with my clients and identify the root causes of pain and distress and how it impacts their daily lives. Together my clients and I set specific goals and dream about what life will look like when therapy is done.  Then, I accompany my clients each step of the way as we do the deep work of transformation.

About me


I am a Certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a powerhouse modality that targets painful  memories and allows them to be reintegrated in a way that provides lasting relief and healing.  EMDR incorporates some of the best elements of attachment theory and neuro-science principles along with long-established cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, and somatic therapies. Within the EMDR framework, I utilize ego-state therapy.  EMDR is a go-to treatment for trauma and PTSD.  (For more information on EMDR, click here.)


I am also certified in Restoration Therapy, a modality that illuminates core beliefs about self and provides tangible, concrete steps toward healing.  I find RT to be a wonderful complement to EMDR.


I have extensive training in pastoral counseling and spiritual formation.  Many of my clients struggle with the intersection of spirituality and suffering, and I love to integrate these two areas during my sessions.

My specialties are trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship, and spiritual issues. I work with adults 18 years of age and older.


I am currently offering both in-person/in-office sessions (with extra safety precautions due to COVID-19) as well as Telehealth video sessions.  That means I can meet with anyone in the state of California.

I love to travel, and I lived in Costa Rica (aka Paradise!) for a number of years. This season of life ignited in me a passion for cultural sensitivity and awareness that I seek to bring into my therapy office.

I am married and have two children.  I love to kayak, read, bake bread, play guitar, and spend time with my beloved ones.


Education and Licenses
• CA Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,  #100496
• Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, National University, San Diego, CA,  Dec 2012
• Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Formation, Columbia International
University, Columbia, SC, Dec 2009


• EMDR Certified Therapist with EMDR International Association, Jan 2020
• Level 2 Certification in Restoration Therapy, May 2017

Selected Ongoing Trainings
• Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT, and Somatic-Based Interventions ~ Jennifer Sweeton,

  PhD, June 2021

• The Dance of Attachment: An EMDR Relational Approach - Deany Laliotis, LICSW, Mar 2021

• Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self - Deany Laliotis, LICSW, Nov 2020

• Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction & More -

  Richard Schwartz, PhD & Frank Anderson, PhD, Oct 2020

• Healing the Heart of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy

  - Carol Forgash, LCSW, Sept 2020
• EMDR In Action: A Step-By-Step Master Class - Deany Laliotis, LICSW, Apr 2020

• An Integrative Neurodevelopmental Approach to the Treatment of Addictions Within an
  EMDR Framework - Susan Brown, LCSW, Nov 2018
• High-Speed Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders - David Burns, MD,  Aug 2018

• Mindsight, Attachment and Clinical Integration - Dan Siegel, MD, Oct 2017

• Restoration Therapy Conference - Terry Hargrave, PhD, Oct 2016


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