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Jennifer Velazquez(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California
Anxiety - Depression-Parenting-Women's issues-Mid Life Transitions-
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Professional statement

Are you a woman reaching midlife, waking up each day wondering what version of yourself you will be? Does your mood shift so suddenly you practically feel whiplashed? You know you have been under stress and overwhelmed, so why does this feel so different? You often feel exhausted, which makes sense given your restless nights. The changes women experience as we mature can be confusing and frustrating. Many women feel, “What is wrong with me?” as their sense of self shifts. Recognizing you're maturing into midlife or approaching peri-menopause/menopause can be daunting. In your search for menopause side effects—over 120 exist—you realize the lack of information, support, and resources. You're left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and confused. You're not alone, I am here to help.

Women in midlife transitions face increased anxiety, depression, and biological changes. This topic isn't widely discussed, but I aim to change that. Think of me as your GPS for this journey – recalculating when life throws you off course, without judgment for occasional U-turns. I'll help you navigate uncertainties, relationship strains, regrets, and societal expectations knocking on your door.

You're not alone. As a dedicated therapist, I'm here to guide you through these changes, providing the support and resources you need to regain control and confidence. Embrace this new phase of life with clarity and strength—let's navigate it together. Call or email to schedule!


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.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

OSW Foster Family Agency, Social Worker
CareCHOICES Hospice, Social Worker
Fusion Care Group, Therapist

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

Licensure

California: 94580

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Mid Life Transitions - Empowering women through midlife transitions such as perimenopause/menopause with compassionate therapy, guiding them towards balance, renewal, and lasting well-being. I support clients in embracing hormonal changes, managing symptoms, and cultivating a renewed sense of self-confidence and vitality to facilitate emotional healing, enhance coping strategies, and promote a fulfilling new phase of life.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)

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