Jennifer  Westcott
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Jennifer Westcott

She/Her/Hers

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Updated September 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Codependency
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jennifer Westcott is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Santa Rosa, CA. She has an online private practice. She specializes in anxiety, communication, mindfulness practices, and improving relationships with self and others.

Jennifer works with her clients to better understand their histories, stuck behavioral patterns, and goals for the future. She often uses techniques from attachment and object relations theories as well as parts work. Jennifer often tells her clients, “we don’t have to live in our past, but we have to understand it enough to know what is influencing our present.”

Jennifer has been a Northern California resident for most of her life, graduating from a Sonoma County high school, completing her Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis, and earning two Master's of Arts degrees from Sonoma State University. She was a School Counselor for close to ten years and then returned to school to complete her training and licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. During her training, she worked at a Feminist counseling agency and as a Therapeutic Case Manager in the eldercare field. Jennifer currently resides in Santa Rosa with her husband. They are empty-nesters having raised two amazing adults. Jennifer spends her free time maintaining healthy living through the enjoyment of a blessed family and community as well as living an active lifestyle.


Message to clients

Welcome, and congratulations on taking the next step in your journey to better mental health. The therapeutic relationship is a key element in facilitating new growth, exploration, healing, and change. Through our partnership, we will journey together to discover what factors hamper your growth and what care you need to forage forth. I am a genuine person, curious about people and their stories. I have an open heart and a capacity to hold a safe space with non-judgment.

Usually, I start therapy by understanding your history. We learn how to love, fight, and survive in our family systems so it is important to really understand the patterns and behaviors you learned throughout your development.

I will also spend some time getting clear on your goals for therapy. What will successful therapy look like for you? What changes will you see in yourself and your life? We will explore these questions together.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

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

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jennifer Westcott is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (50min)

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2009 - Present
Creative Counseling, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2009 - 2014
Kenilworth Junior High School, School Counselor, 2001 - 2007

Sonoma State University, Masters in Community Counseling, 2009
Sonoma State University, Masters in School Counseling, 2001
Sonoma State University , Pupil Personnel Serivces Credential, 2001
University of California, Davis, BA in History, 1993


Licensure

California: 50362


Languages

English