Jennifer  Velazquez
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Jennifer Velazquez

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Tustin Accepting In-person
Updated January 21, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Jennifer Velazquez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Tustin, CA. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and parents. Jennifer’s specialty is working with children and adolescents who have previously experienced significant stressful events. These experiences may lead to difficulties in the classroom, connecting with peers, interacting with parents, and also may result in low self-esteem or anxiety. Jennifer coaches parents on how to support their children through challenging times and provides all members of the family opportunities to express their feelings in a compassionate space.



Jennifer’s approach to working with clients draws from multiple therapy modalities, as she offers an integrative style of therapy that blends various techniques. Jennifer offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which can help the brain register painful memories as past experiences so that they don’t disrupt the future. She also teaches clients skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, demonstrating the link between thoughts, feelings, and actions. She supports her younger clients with age-appropriate skill-building so they can learn how to cope with distressing emotions. She also provides parents with ways to help their children.



Jennifer earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University Fullerton. Before becoming a therapist, Jennifer had extensive experience working in early childhood education, where she learned how best to connect with children to support their mental health.


Message to clients

In my practice, there is no room for judgement. My goal is to meet you where you are in your journey by utilizing a compassionate, client centered approach. I encourage full openness within my sessions in order to build and maintain a strong therapeutic connection. I want you to tell me what is and isn't work for you in the therapeutic process.

My job here is to be a supporting character while encouraging you to nurture that main character that lives within you.

I look forward to being your guide on your healing journey. We can work together to identify your strengths and be compassionate to your challenges. We can then collaborate to find the strategies that work for you to overcome life's obstacles.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)

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
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Tustin practice
161 Fashion Lane, Suite 209, Tustin, California 92780
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Fusion Care Group, Therapist, 2020 - 2023
CareCHOICES Hospice, Social Worker, 2015 - 2020
OSW Foster Family Agency, Social Worker, 2010 - 2015

University Southern California, MSW, Child and Family, 2012
California State University, Fullerton, BS, Child and Adolescent Development, 2010


Licensure

California: 94580


Languages

English