Jennifer Ollestad

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(424) 570-3246

Jennifer Ollestad

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

185 Pier Avenue
#104
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 570-3246
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

305 East Matilija Street
#201-C
Ojai, CA 93023
(424) 570-3246

About

I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and Ojai. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my clients, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep them from moving forward and then by mentoring them to co-create bigger lives for themselves.
Areas of clinical specialty and interest include anxiety and stress management, eating disorder and addiction treatment, the treatment of compulsive behaviors, loss and trauma, personality disorders, the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and the adjustment to life transitions.
As a long-term practitioner of yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness and relaxation techniques, I also may incorporate these tools, compassion and intuition to help clients develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust and insight.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • License: California / MFC 42053
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

185 Pier Avenue
#104
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 570-3246
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

305 East Matilija Street
#201-C
Ojai, CA 93023
(424) 570-3246
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022
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Jennifer Ollestad

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT