Family Therapy & Mediation

 

Helping Families Navigate Troubled Waters

Welcome to my website. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mediator in private practice with over 25 years of experience working with children & families in the bay area.  I provide a range of services for families experiencing marital and relationship problems, parent-child conflict, and separation or divorce. I enjoy helping others manage those difficult times that are a part of life, learning new ways to not just stay afloat, but swim through those currents like an expert.  I hope that on the other side you will be able to experience renewed equilibrium, better relationships and improved emotional health.  

 

I approach each individual and family with compassion and integrity from a strengths-based and problem-solving perspective. I support my clients to re-establish peace, balance and wellness with a trusting therapeutic relationship and the use of prescriptive tools and knowledge from child development, family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness psychology, and the mediation process.

Please review my website to learn more about me and the specific services I offer.

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.

     -George Carlin

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About

Jennifer Jones

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I have been helping families in the Bay Area as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 (CA License LCSW #18841). I came to California when I was in 4th grade.  My parents had just divorced and my Mom's family was here. I survived the often troubled waters of my broken family, and still wonder how I didn't succumb to the treacherous waves that washed over us. As soon as I began to feel hope, I made the decision to make it my life's work to help others like me.  I thrived partly because of the professional help I got, partly due to my stubborn will, a resilience I didn't know I had, and from my commitment to helping others.

 

Earlier in my career I worked in Adolescent Residential Treatment and in Child Protective Services.  Later, after starting my own family, I provided Clinical Supervision  for Community Health Awareness Center (CHAC), and directed the on-site counseling program at Palo Alto High School for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS).  I became a Divorce Mediator and opened my private practice in 2010.

 

I have a Masters of Social Welfare (MSW) from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from San Jose State University. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and the Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley (CPSV).

Outside of my career I enjoy traveling, live music & theatre, running, yoga, and spending time with my friends and my family: husband, 2 teenagers, 2 pugs, a cat and a snake.

 
 

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Common Issues
  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Parent-Child Conflict

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Grief & Loss

  • Stress Management

  • Transitions