Jennifer  Zwolinski
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Jennifer Zwolinski


Psychologist, PhD Master of Science, MS
California Waitlist Online
San Diego Not Accepting In-person

To ensure client safety, Dr. Zwolinski is currently seeing clients through a secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.

Updated December 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stress
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Jennifer Zwolinski is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego, California. After earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Clinical Psychology, she earned a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from the UC San Diego-San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her doctoral training program focused on clinical science, integrating research into clinical practice and training. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in multiple clinical settings including private practice, VA hospitals and clinics, a university psychology clinic, and an inpatient child and adolescent unit. She was granted licensure as psychologist by the California Board of Psychology in 2003 (CA PSY19158). As a professor of psychology for almost 20 years, she stays up to date on empirically validated treatments for psychological problems and she applies these results in her clinical practice to facilitate positive outcomes and well-being for her clients. Due to the current pandemic, all sessions currently being held via a HIPAA compliant, HITRUST certified virtual therapy, payments and records platform to ensure that all personal health information is secure.

Message to clients

In my clinical practice as a psychologist in San Diego, I work with both individuals and couples. To meet each client's specific goals, my counseling approach integrates cognitive and behavioral assessments and interventions. I am also a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator for couples looking to work on areas of strength and growth, whether they are preparing for marriage or looking to enrich their marriage. Given my background as a psychology professor, I stay informed and integrate the current scientific literature on mental health, including ethical and evidence-based treatment practices, in therapy. Given that thousands of scientific studies across multiple decades have shown the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with individuals and couples experiencing relational distress and/or problems including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, PTSD/trauma, this is my treatment of choice in my practice. I intentionally keep my practice small so that I can provide the best quality, personalized care for each of my clients, which facilities great therapy outcomes and a strong therapeutic alliance. I really look forward to speaking with you to learn how I can support you on your personal and/or relationship goals.


College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

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


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


Jennifer Zwolinski 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: $190 (45min)
  • Initial session: $190 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (45min)

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

Payments are all managed on a secure telehealth platform.


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 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

San Diego practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Call for information
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed Call for information
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Call for information
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

University of San Diego, Professor, Psychological Sciences Department, 2001 - Present

UC San Diego-San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2001
San Diego State University, Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, 1998
Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1996


California: PSY19158