Jennifer L Manderscheid, MA LMFT

Jennifer L Manderscheid, MA LMFT

Jennifer is the owner and founder of JLM Marriage and Family Therapy Inc. She manages all administrative matters for the practice and is thrilled to have Chelsie and Tara on board! 

Hello and welcome to my practice! My name is Jennifer Manderscheid and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over eleven years of experience treating individuals, families and couples with a variety of psychotherapy needs. If you have made it to my website you have already taken the first and critical step towards creating lasting and positive change in your life or the life of someone you love.

After growing up in Orange County I moved to San Diego to complete my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and my Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy both from the University of San Diego. From there I began my journey as a therapist and found a passion and interest in working with children, teens and adults with learning differences including ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Through this work I have gained valuable and effective skills in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, behavior modification, parent training and multisystemic therapy approaches. I am a certified positive discipline parent educator. I have worked in non-profit, private practice and school settings.  I have a wealth of experience in collaborating with community resources to provide comprehensive support.

In addition to my work with children, adolescents and families I enjoy and have experience treating adults and couples. My approaches to therapy are interactive and help to provide support and feedback for dealing with life's most difficult challenges or transitions. I have completed trainings and workshops in evidenced based treatment methods such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.

Lastly, I am a certified yoga instructor and believe strongly in a holistic approach to health and wellness. The research on the benefits of mindfulness based practice is convincing and I enjoy bringing elements of this into my work with children, teens and adults who may be interested. Outside of the therapy room I have experience teaching at the university level, teaching yoga in community and studio settings as well as consulting with various organizations on providing collaborative care for special needs children and their families.

I hope to see you soon!