Jennifer Foster Bull
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Jennifer Foster Bull

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Masters of Business Administration, MBA
California Accepting Online
Updated September 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Jennifer Bull is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing telehealth with California clients. Jennifer works with young adults and middle-age professionals who have achieved some degree of outward success, but who feel that they are somehow falling short. Jennifer's clients frequently struggle with intense self-criticism, maintaining close relationships, and making important decisions that could propel their lives forward. Perceptions of poor choices, procrastination on important activities, and unwanted behavior patterns have led Jennifer's clients to experience bouts of anxiety, panic attacks, unexplained anger, depression, and sometimes despair. These mental health difficulties cause even more confusion and fear when clients feel that everything in their life should be "going right."

Jennifer draws on training from multiple modalities, and is particularly influenced by Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). In this approach to therapy, Jennifer guides clients to understand and move beyond defensive behavioral and relationship strategies which might have gained them love and even survival in their earlier life, but which are now holding them back. Through a secure and safe therapeutic environment, Jennifer and her clients can process intense emotions and troubling experiences to move towards a fuller understanding and embrace of the client's true and core self, leading clients to more authentic, integrated ways of being and living.

Jennifer brings broad professional and life experience to her private practice. In addition to a Master's in Counseling Psychology and extensive clinical practice, Jennifer has an MBA and worked in the private and nonprofit sectors for more than 25 years. Jennifer has been successfully married for more than 15 years and has two school-aged children. She practices remote telehealth therapy from her offshore location in the Atlantic region.


Message to clients

You've made it this far in your life. You've pushed yourself, and you've had some successes....academically, financially, professionally. But you keep having a nagging feeling that you're missing something. You find yourself repeating patterns of behavior and seemingly finding yourself in "the same place again." You have a critical voice in your head that makes you feel inadequate and alone. You've reached a point of frustration or even crisis where you're ready to make a change now.

I am here to join and accompany you to find ways to make changes to put yourself on a new path. For many of us, we learn ways of behaving and being in order to survive and get along. Often we develop these patterns of behavior very early in life as a protective strategy to make sure we get the love, attention, and care that we need. The trouble is, as our lives progress, our circumstances may change, but our ingrained concept of relationships and behavioral patterns stays the same. In a very profound, and often confusing way, we realize that we're stuck!

As your "true other," I offer a therapeutic presence that is warm, direct, and engaging to help you feel grounded and safe. By developing an attuned, secure rapport, I support you in exploring behavioral and relationship patterns, accessing and processing intense emotions, and changing defensive strategies to allow you to gain access to your core self and live a more authentic life.


Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jennifer Bull is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $240 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I offer private pay sessions. I do not currently accept insurance, but I am happy to generate a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company upon request.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 6:00am-11:00am
  • Wed 6:00am-11:00am
  • Thu 6:00am-11:00am
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Therapy Practice, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2017 - Present
Buckelew Counseling Services, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2019 - 2020
FamilyWorks, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Novato Youth Center, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, 2015 - 2018
Fern Tiger Associates, Consultant, 2000 - 2016
Chase Manhattan Bank, Vice President, 1995 - 1999

AEDP Institute, AEDP Level 1 Certification, 2018
Dominican University of California, Master's in Counseling Psychology, 2017
Columbia Business School, Master's of Business Administration, 1995
Smith College, Bachelor's in Comparative Literature, 1989


Licensure

California: 121297


Languages

English