Jennifer Wendell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy

Jennifer Wendell

Jennifer Wendell

(she/her)

LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
2603 Camino Ram...

Hello, I am Jennifer. I am a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges. I offer a unique approach to mental health that integrates clinical therapy with moderate physical exercise in the great outdoors. I focus on helping people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress/burnout, infertility and alcohol misuse while increasing nourishing habits such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, and other practices that reduce symptoms and calm the nervous system. 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 or coaching 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. Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Are you tired of experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate a new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

After sessions with me, you will feel seen and heard. My nonjudgmental, supportive, relationship based approach to the work puts you at ease and immediately feeling comfortable. Previous clients have stated that they feel relieved, reassured, and full of new ideas after our sessions. You will leave sessions with information, ideas, "a-ha moments" and symptom reduction techniques regarding a variety of challenges. My coaching and collaborative approach is a welcomed change from the past directive "expert". Looking for some accountability to encourage you to begin or maintain change? I've gotcha!

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Gray Area Drinking Coaching. I am trauma informed, strengths based, and supportive. I offer opportunities to move the work forward in between sessions by suggesting "homework" such as journaling, letter writing, relationship enhancing techniques, meditation, exercise, and nutrition.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As someone who gave up drinking alcohol almost 6 years ago, I understand first hand the difficulty in navigating life without drinking. I have spent the last 6 years immersed in conversations with people who are examining their relationship with alcohol and either want to remove or reduce its presence in their lives. Many people do not understand the ways in which alcohol impacts their mental (anxiety, depression) and physical (exercise, sleep, nutrition) health and together we can explore the unique ways in which alcohol is negatively impacting your life and improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

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2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200 San Ramon, CA, USA

Appointments

Virtual & in-person