Jennifer Fuentes Benitez, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed) in California

Jennifer Fuentes Benitez, M.S

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Jennifer focuses on providing quality care, exploring the root cause of emotional distress by partnering with her clients and walking alongside as they explore emotional pain, anxiety, depression, trauma needing the attention, care, and solutions.

Jennifer is trained in the Gottman Method —integrating research-based interventions and helping couples deepen friendship, manage conflict, and build intimacy. Jennifer is also certified as Prepare/Enrich Facilitator to help premarital couples gain insight into their relationship’s strengths while also providing space to explore areas of growth.

Her approach focuses on providing an individualized, collaborative treatment — Integrating Psychodynamic, Emotion-Focused, and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques as needed to help explore the root causes of emotional distress within relationships with themselves and others. In the process, explore coping and self-soothing skills.

Jennifer partners with her clients to create conscious awareness of healthier ways of coping and experiencing a holistic fulfilling relationship with themselves and others.

She helps individual and couples working through struggles with Abandonment, Rejection, Shutting down, people pleasing, disconnection with self and others, overwhelming emotions, distrust, hopelessness, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, marital challenges- infidelity. emotional triggers. Betrayal. Interracial. communication issues. Life transition/losses. Boundaries. Premarital. Fear/anxious, isolation.

Jennifer is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee under the supervision of Ricky Jackson, M.S., LMFT, #MFT83813, providing bilingual services to individuals, couples, and child-family therapy.

Schedule your free 15-min Consultation which gives you an opportunity to get a feel if it is a right fit for you and a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Terapia en Español:
Está entrenada en el Método Gottman, que integra intervenciones basadas en la investigación y ayuda a las parejas a profundizar en la amistad, gestionar los conflictos y construir la intimidad. Jennifer también está certificada como Facilitadora de Preparación/Enriquecimiento para ayudar a las parejas prematrimoniales a obtener una visión de los puntos fuertes de su relación, a la vez que proporciona un espacio para explorar las áreas de crecimiento.

Su enfoque se centra en proporcionar un tratamiento individualizado y colaborativo – integrando técnicas psicodinámicas, centradas en las emociones y cognitivas-conductuales según sea necesario para ayudar a explorar las causas de raíz del malestar emocional dentro de las relaciones con ellos mismos y con los demás. En el proceso, explorar las habilidades de afrontamiento y auto-calmación.

Jennifer se asocia con sus clientes para crear una conciencia de formas más saludables de hacer frente y experimentar una relación holística y satisfactoria con ellos mismos y con los demás.

Ella ayuda a los individuos y las parejas que trabajan a través de las luchas con el Abandono, rechazo, cierre, complacer a la gente, desconexión con uno mismo y con los demás, emociones abrumadoras, desconfianza, desesperanza, abuso sexual, trauma de la infancia, problemas matrimoniales, infidelidad. Traición. Problemas de comunicación interracial. Transición de la vida/pérdidas. Límites. Pre-matrimonial. Miedo/ansiedad, aislamiento.

Jennifer es una terapeuta matrimonial y familiar bajo la supervisión de Ricky Jackson, M.S., LMFT, #MFT83813, proporcionando servicios bilingües a individuos, parejas y terapia infantil-familiar.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity
  • Spirituality

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $100.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
1
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
California
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2
The Gottman Institute
2020
Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Prepare/Enrich
2021
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
AMFT
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Mount Saint Mary's University
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
2022