Jennifer Wendell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Jennifer Wendell, LCSW

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Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges: anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, infertility, substance use, and parenting.

WALK & TALK

Have you ever wished you could get in-person therapy without having to sit in an office with the therapist? Do you feel too busy to schedule both therapy and exercise into one day and wish the two could be combined? If so, then "walk and talk" could be a good fit for you. I offer the opportunity to receive counseling, coaching, or clinical supervision while outside in nature and moving your body. Research demonstrates that both exercise and spending time outdoors in sunlight and green spaces provides a reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood overall. My unique "walk and talk" method addresses all three aspects of healing and growth: physical, psychological, and spiritual- in a single session.

My office is located in San Ramon and I serve the Tri-Valley area (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Danville) as well as Oakland, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, and Alamo. I can meet you for a "walk and talk" session at the Lafayette Reservoir, Roundhouse Lake in San Ramon, or the Iron Horse Trail. If you'd prefer to meet near your home or office, that's fine too- and you're welcome to include a four legged friend or a baby stroller.

If you are not local to the Bay Area or if you prefer not to meet in person, I also offer a HIPPA-compliant Telehealth platform that you can access from the comfort of your home or office. Note that while I provide therapy and clinical supervision to individuals located in the state of California only, I can provide coaching to anyone anywhere in the world (English speaking only).

COUNSELING

I provide a nonjudgmental, solution-focused, strength-based, goal-oriented therapeutic environment to address common challenges such as anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, infertility, and parenting. Therapy has been proven to be incredibly effective for healing and growth-and finding a therapist that is a good match is equally important. I have been described as approachable, compassionate, caring, positive, nonjudgemental, insightful and reflective. If these characteristics are important to you then we could be a good fit.

"GREY AREA DRINKING" COACHING

Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Have you quit drinking and found that after 14, 30, 60 days, you are still experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate this new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

I support woman who want to stop the endless loop of feeling tired, anxious, regretful, depressed, unfulfilled, and overwhelmed after drinking more alcohol more frequently. What used to be an occasional glass of wine at the end of the day to "unwind" has become so habitual that it now feels like something necessary to cope with life stressors while becoming less and less effective. Together we will explore your relationship with alcohol, unpack how it is impacting your health and wellness, and replace it with nourishing alternatives that leave you feeling calm, rested, energetic, connected to your loved ones, and an overall sense of
improved well being.

Included in the monthly coaching package is an initial 90 minute intake session, an individualized plan with specific action steps to achieve your goals, access to resources to support your body and brain as you navigate sobriety, once a week 60 minute walk/talk (or zoom call), and daily supportive check-ins via email to help keep you accountable and on track.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
13
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
24669
California
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Grey Area Drinking Coaching
https://healthydiscoveries.mykajabi.com/nourish
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master of Social Work
2000