Jennifer graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. Jennifer has extensive experience and knowledge in working with children and adolescents in the special education system. For the past eighteen years, she has provided individual, family, and group counseling. Specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD/Executive Functioning Deficits, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, and Communication Disorders.
Jennifer uses a strengths-based and cognitive behavioral approach when providing counseling services to the individuals and families that she serves. She also is trained in EMDR therapy which can be used to treat a multitude of presenting issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and phobias. Jennifer strongly believes in one of the founding principles of social work, which involves starting where the client is. She strives to make each client feel comfortable and supported as they work through their personal challenges and goals.
Jennifer treats children (8 and older), adolescents, teens, and adults
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Trauma and PTSD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Jennifer works with all types of family structures to help them achieve healthy communication and happiness
Parenting and Co-parenting
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Jennifer conducts classroom observations to provide recommendations to optimize your child's academic and social-emotional potential.
Review IEP/504 Plans
Provide IEP/504 Plan Accommodations and Modifications
Intake appointments are 75 minutes and the fee is $185. The therapeutic hour (45-50 min.) session fees are $130.00. Additional services are prorated based on the therapeutic hour. Other services include report writing for other professionals at your request, telephone conversations lasting longer than 15 minutes, consulting with other professionals with your permission, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and the time spent performing any other services you may request. If you become involved in legal proceedings that require Jennifer's participation, you will be expected to pay for all of her professional time, including preparation and transportation costs, even if she is called to testify by another party. [Because of the difficulty of legal involvement, Jennifer charges $200.00 per hour for preparation and attendance at any legal proceeding.]
Although there are times when you must miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations for work or family, when you do not call to cancel an appointment, you may be preventing another patient from getting much needed treatment. If an appointment is not cancelled at least 48 business hours in advance you will be charged a full session fee of $130.00.
Jennifer is an out-of-network provider, as the practice is not contracted with any insurance companies. A "superbill" can be provided for submittal to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company with questions regarding your coverage.
Payments must be paid in full at the time of service. The practice accepts cash, checks, American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, HSA (Health Spending Account), FSA (Flex Spending Account), and ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account).
After you schedule your intake appointment with Jennifer, you will receive secure, online access to the patient portal. Here, you will be able to fill out all paperwork, provide payment information, and review practice policies.
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18205 N. 51st Ave., Suite 131 Glendale, AZ 85308
Sessions are scheduled by appointment. Please call Monday-Friday during business hours. Calls will be returned within 24 business hours.