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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Santa Clarita, CA

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Jennifer Begelfer, M.A., PPS. Supervised by James Walsh, LMFCC 21963

Jennifer Begelfer, M.A., PPS. Supervised by James Walsh, LMFCC 21963 photo
Counseling for Individuals, Children, and Adolescents
Are you looking to make a positive change in your life but not quite sure what or how? Are there transitions in your life and you are unsure of how to cope with them? Do you have children and adolescents that you are finding hard to relate to? Do you feel stressed because of everything life throws at you? As your clinician, I want to work together to find a solution to these challenges. As humans, we should not have to deal with daily stress as a part of our lives and we shouldn’t have to figure it out all on our own.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents. These two age populations are crucial in human development. During these stages of life, children experience many confusing emotions that relate to self identity, peer relationships, family relationships, life transitions and school. Working with children that range from 2-18 years old has allowed me to develop my knowledge with this delicate population. Working with children and adolescents, I have been trained to use different theoretical approaches, that which includes systemic, cognitive behavioral, postmodern, and humanistic. I also have experience working in the school setting providing counseling support and working within special education. My role is to provide support not only to the child, but also to the parents and family.
Bio
My therapeutic approach revolves around what the client desires to achieve. In working with the client, through collaboration, exploration, empowerment and recognition; I will help support the client through their process and to achieve their goals. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based and Solution-Focused. Together, we can find how to make situations run a little smoother, step by step. I want my clients to leave session feeling empowered and full of energy. I want my clients to feel supported in making positive changes in their life.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Educational Therapy  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Family Conflict  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Problem Gambling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Psychoanalysis
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Group Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Learning Disabilities  Sexual Dysfunction
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Life Transitions  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Loneliness  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Marriage & Family Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Domestic Violence  Marriage Counseling
Certifications
 Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI)
Education/Training
Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute
Anger Management Counselor, Training with Ingrid Caswell, LMFT - Anger Management Essentials
Pupil Personnel Services and a Child Welfare and Attendance Credential from Phillips Graduate Institute
Bachelor of Science in Human Services from University of Phoenix
Certified in Early Childhood Development from Los Angeles Pierce College
Trained in School Based Child Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute.
Trained in Working with Adolescents from Phillips Graduate Institute
Trained in working with foster youth through the Los Angeles Unified School District
Experience working within a program designed for adolescents with emotional disturbance; providing therapy services to adolescents experiencing anxiety, school phobia, ADHD, depression, Autism Spectrum, relational issues, transition difficulties, anger, and self-esteem issues.
Memberships
CAMFT- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

SFV-CAMFT- San Fernando Valley- CAMFT

CASC- California Association of School Counselors

CAAMP- California Association of Anger Management

NAMA- National Anger Management Association
License:IMF 77615
Location
Valencia Therapy Services
23236 Lyons Ave. #212
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