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 Talkspace, and provides therapeutic services at Aurora Family Counseling Center.
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. The integration of Christian principles within therapy is available upon request.