Jennifer Hampton, LCSW

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  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 1219 Coombs St Suite D, Napa, California, 94559
  • Phone: 707-690-0745
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

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My formal education focused on psychology and clinical social work. My professional experiences have been in public schools, hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Military, international nonprofits, universities and various community settings.

My therapy training began in public schools with special education, K-12. I counseled children with emotional disturbance and mentored life skills groups. I worked intensively with adolescents in alternative school programs.

I spent most of the next decade working in the emergency departments of two trauma centers (adult and pediatrics), honing my clinical skills on a variety of issues including trauma, devastating diagnoses, chronic health conditions, palliative care, end of life issues, complicated grief, pregnancy loss, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental illness and suicide.  During this time, I taught for the University of Texas Graduate School of Social Work.

I shifted from crisis management to prevention, exploring the notion of resilience through positive psychology and the emerging field of life coaching. I transitioned from the hospital setting to a role as therapist lead of an integrated behavioral healthcare network. There, I helped build a program for providing mental health and case management services to a large urban area.

An opportunity led me to England, where I managed a prevention and education campaign related to maternal mental health, new parent support and family violence prevention. I educated US Air Force members and families on topics such as stress and anger management, resilience, healthy dating, couples' communication and parenting, while co-facilitating support groups on various health topics. During this time, I also worked with Airmen and families on managing stress before and after deployments and transitioning to civilian life after a military career.

After a brief return to the U.S. to study Spanish, I accompanied my spouse to South America and worked for the U.S. Embassy while volunteering with a local nonprofit. During this time, I researched advances in counseling and coaching methodology. Although I have a working knowledge of Spanish, I do not provide services in Spanish at this time.

I returned to California, pregnant with my first child after experiencing difficulties trying to "start a family". Then came the overwhelming change of becoming a parent. I became aware of a need for maternal mental health resources related to both infertility and postpartum support (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), and added services to my developing private practice that would address these topics in depth.

For almost two decades, I have honed my clinical expertise from problem-focused to possibility-focused. I use many modalities with deference to solution-focused, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapies. I remain current on research and active in the professional dialogue of wellness, balancing my time between counseling, coaching, teaching, volunteering and parenting. I look forward to helping YOU find your moxie and getting YOU excited about your next chapter.

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Napa CA