Jennifer Dean-Hill received her Bachelor’s of Art in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University, as well as her Teaching Certification. She held a CA & WA certified teacher and taught several years before receiving her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Washington, and currently holds a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensure, (LICSW). In the mental health profession, she has worked with Lourdes Counseling (formerly Carondelet) as an Education Specialist and a children’s counselor, Kennewick School District as a program facilitator, Sunderland Family Treatment Services as a family therapist, as well as private work as a family therapist.
Jennifer specializes in family therapy, adolescents, marital therapy, and individual therapy. She specializes in the following areas:
-Couples: balance of power, attachment, developing partnership, developing empathy and understanding for each other, mutuality, and reigniting the passion and friendship in the relationship.
-Families: conflict skills, blended families, parental/adolescent conflicts, trauma recovery, and developing a bonded family unit.
-Women’s issues in: change, personal & spiritual growth, parenting, depression, anxiety, anger issues, developing boundaries and a stronger sense of self, friendships, empowerment with work and relationships
-Adolescent issues: peer problems, goal achievement, abuse, depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, family conflict, low self-esteem, setting boundaries, and successful communication.
Jennifer’s counseling style is to involve the client’s support system throughout therapy in order to help facilitate change and gain a broader perspective of the client. She comes from a strength’s perspective with the intent of empowering the client to reach his/her fullest potential. The therapeutic modalities most favored by Jennifer include: cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, and emotional focused therapy. Along with talk therapy, she compliments the therapy process with: inner child work, spiritual strengthening, mindfulness, attachment work, art therapy, journaling, reading/media materials, and positive psychology. With hope and humor, Jennifer considers it an honor to use her expertise to assist you in living your best life.