Therapist Profile

Name:
Jennifer Allen, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
311 Forest Ave. #5 Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3367
Phone:
(831) 277-9348
Website:
License Number
LMFT38327
Practicing Since:
1993
Additional Licenses:
MFT, ATR-BC

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Traumatic events and losses that haven't been integrated can cause havoc in our moods, physical health, and relationships. The integration of these can lead to post-traumatic growth and increase resilience. I work creatively with clients using expressive methods (art therapy, sand play, ritual creation, etc) that engage the wisdom of the body through mindfulness, Focusing, Natural Processing, EMDR, etc. toward integration. I work under the premise that we all have an "inner healing intelligence" and may simply need help accessing this. I also help people needing integration of psychedelic experiences or other non-ordinary states. With children and youth, I teach S.E.T. (somatic, emotional and thought) literacy, a term I co-created with a neuropsychologist colleague using experiential modalities such as art therapy, play therapy and sand play. I work with children, adolescents and families, often working with parenting and couple's issues that impact the family as a whole. I specialize and speak on topics such as Art for Access art therapy process I developed, anticipatory grief, children's grief, and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tues - Fri. 8am - 5:30 Wed - 7pm
Services
Art Therapy Marriage Family Therapy & Consultation Integration of Non-Ordinary States Sand Tray and Play Therapy Specializing in Children, Teens and Families
Insurance
Beacon Health Options, Medi-Cal, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Marriage Family Therapy & Art Therapy, California State University, Sacramento, 1995 B.A., Art, Maine College of Arts, 1988

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Children
Critical Incident Stress Management
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Creativity
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist Certification in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and Research Certification in EMDR
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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