Jovanna Penney, M.A., LAMFT

Safe. Seen.

Do you find yourself longing for these two feelings within therapy or in your relationships? That is my hope for you today, to feel safe in the sacred space of your therapy session, and seen, regardless of the valleys you have come through.

Allow me to introduce myself: I am a wife, mother of three boys, and a first generation Mexican American fluent in Spanish. I enjoy whipping up new things in the kitchen and exploring the outdoors. My passion is to support and guide couples to sustainably feel most revived and connected.

I am a trained professional counselor that has gained experience walking alongside adolescents, children, and families within various diverse backgrounds and situations. More specifically, I have worked in residential facilities, high risk populations, dual diagnosis populations, and school base settings. I have experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families in:

-Trauma
-Fear
-Anxiety
-Simplified parenting
-Sexual intimacy
-Infidelity
-Cultural barriers
-Spiritual integration (upon request)

In counseling sessions, I collaborate with my clients to achieve a holistic journey toward their healing, drawing from Attachment Theory, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This means when you or your relationship feels stuck, we explore for unmet needs and compassionately learn how to communicate and meet those needs. Together, we find ways to gain understanding and connection within our relationships.

Having been in the mental health field for over ten years, I have come to truly believe, YOU are the expert of your own story. My role as your therapist is not to tell you who you are, but rather to guide and walk you toward personal freedom and self-understanding.

It would be an honor to hear your story and create a space for you to feel safe and seen in your relationships.

 

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Southern California Seminary

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, San Diego Christian College