Jennifer Hyatt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. She works best with those who are ready for a pivotal change and uses a down to earth and open-minded approach. Jennifer also believes in the power of partnering with her clients on their unique life journey towards healing and restoration and the self-discovery of intentional living for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
Jennifer earned a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Counseling: Human Services with Christian Specialization from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. With a previous undergrad in multi-disciplinary studies (psychology and education with teacher preparation), Jennifer went on to work in both private and community-based schools as a teacher before earning her second graduate degree of Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU) in Riverside, California.
Jennifer’s clinical background includes working within a school district as a mental health professional serving students, most specifically within the military and foster student populations. Jennifer also has experience as an Agency Social Worker for a non-profit agency serving youth and their families. Current day, Jennifer partners with a non-profit agency, conducting mental health services and teaching positive parenting classes, publicly speaks within community functions, offers Telemental health sessions through a variety of platforms, and provides therapeutic services through her private practice.
Jennifer works with children, teens, and adults and holds the clinical experience within: anxiety, depression, life purpose/meaning/inner-guidance, grief/loss/bereavement, adjusting to change/ life transitions, caregiver issues/ stress, relationship and marriage challenges, family-of-origin challenges, values clarification, attachment issues, women’s issues, balancing family life and work, divorce/separation, identity, blended families, compassion fatigue/burnout/vicarious trauma, self-esteem/self-worth/self-confidence/self-love, issues around child abuse/neglect, positive parenting/ positive discipline, resiliency, life skills, single parenthood, marital support, infidelity healing and recovery, personal and workplace stress management, military family lifestyle/adjustment/ reintegration, foster/ adoption issues, challenges within the LGBTQ+ community, and more.
To accomplish this, Jennifer utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), bibliotherapy, burgeoning skills in Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and seeks to tailor treatment goals towards individual needs.