Therapist Profile

Name:
Jennifer Larsen, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
18 W Micheltorena Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:
(805) 698-1970
License Number
LMFT34545
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
MFT & LPCC

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I don't believe in "one size fits all" with regard to psychotherapy. I make use of several treatment modalities and use them appropriate to the individual client. I believe in giving my clients "homework" between sessions when necessary to facilitate positive change in their lives. I believe that all clients have the ability within themselves to effect change and that my role as a therapist is to assist them in this process.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Services
Treatment for Addictions, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, familes and adolescents
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Calif., Santa Barbara, 1986 M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Calif. State University, Northridge, 1994

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Eating Disorders
Forensics
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Psychodynamic
Certifications
E.M.D.R. Graphoanalysis
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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