Jennifer  Sharples
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Jennifer Sharples

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Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Pleasanton Accepting In-person
Updated November 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Welcome to my Private Practice! The therapeutic relationship is one that is unlike no other and can heal you from your childhood wounds and guide you to a path of more independence, self knowledge, and ability to live an authentic and real life. Many people seek therapy to develop their true potential and to function at even a higher level. I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and completed a one year course in Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 2022. I am very client-centered and will tailor my methods to your preferences and needs. I am very empathetic and warm and will gently guide you in your progress. My training is as a Psychologist and this was a 5 year post-graduate degree from an APA Accredited graduate program. I offer both in person sessions and telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples. My couples work uses the Gottman Method along with other theoretical orientations. Please start your healing and self exploration now by contacting me.


Message to clients

Hello. I welcome you to my practice! I am very client-centered and can tailor the therapy you are desiring to either be short term or more long term depending on the issue presented and the depth you want to go in your journey. I tend to let the client take the lead and listen very empathetically and nonjudgmental. This is an opportunity for you to talk honestly about your life and to have an expert guide you to more deep understanding of yourself and your problems. Most of my clients report that within just a few sessions they feel much better and feel more hopeful about their future. I don't believe that one size fits all and will customize the treatment to your individual needs.

If you want a more short term approach, I usually use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where we examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They are all interrelated. We will find any dysfunctional thoughts and compare them to evidence in your life where we can then reframe them into something more realistic and positive. By doing this repeatedly over several sessions, it impacts the way you feel and can improve your mood.

If you want a more long term approach, I use Analytical Psychology that was originally created by C.G. Jung when he departed from Freud's teachings. Jung focused on the path to individuation and realizing the true Self. The goal would be becoming whole again after being cut of from your authentic Self.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Kaiser
  • Lyra Health
  • Magellan Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)

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 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Pleasanton practice
6701 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 250, Pleasanton , California 94566
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Jennifer Sharples, Psy.D., Psychologist, 2004 - Present

C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, Certificate of Completion of One Year, 2022
California School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2002


Licensure

California: PSY 19546


Languages

English