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Updated on Nov 29, 2023

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Jennifer Hyatt, LMFT

California, LMFT #99355; Ohio, IMFT #F.1800080

Seeing clients since 2014
About Jennifer | She/her

Jennifer Hyatt, MS, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist holding a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in CA. With over a decade of experience since graduating in 2014, Jennifer is the founder of Storm Haven Counseling & Wellness, offering in-person and online therapy services in California and Ohio. As an integrative therapist, Jennifer combines science and holistic approaches, employing modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Humanistic, and Person-Centered methods. Her expertise lies in guiding clients through the challenges of anxiety and personal growth-fostering intentional living for optimized wellness. Known for her authentic and down-to-earth style, Jennifer sees the whole person, going beyond traditional therapeutic roles. She seamlessly integrates the beauty of balance between healing arts and science, weaving compassion and empowerment into her practice. Jennifer's clientele includes deep thinkers, rebels, knowledge absorbers, and those seeking a dose of humor and a touch of healthy sarcasm. Her inclusive approach embraces diverse communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergents, and empaths. In her own words, "We’re all Stories, in the End. Just Make it a Good One, Eh?" -The Doctor. Jennifer Hyatt is dedicated to passing on the secrets to a well-lived life, making therapy her jam and empowering clients to embark on their journeys towards optimal living.

Message to clients

Greetings, Seekers of the Unseen, I'm Jen Hyatt, your integrative psychotherapist in the realm of shadows. If you're a soul who dances on the edge of darkness, a seeker of knowledge, and a lover of the enigmatic, you've stumbled upon your haven. In the realm of therapeutic arts, I blend the mystical with science, utilizing the wisdom of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Humanistic, and Person-Centered approaches. Whether you're entangled in the web of anxiety, lost in the abyss of depression, or simply yearning to elevate your existence, I'm your companion on this journey. I perceive you in your entirety, unraveling the layers of your essence. My authentic and down-to-earth style transcends the ordinary, fusing the enchantment of healing arts with the rigor of scientific insight, all cocooned in compassion and empowerment. My clientele consists of book authors, creatives, and those who revel in the unconventional—LGBTQIA+ souls, neurodivergents, and empath spirits. If the mantra "We’re all Stories, in the End. Just Make it a Good One, Eh?"- The Doctor sends shivers down your spine, then let’s embark on this peculiar journey together. Therapy is my alchemic potion, and unveiling the secrets to a life well-lived is my incantation. Whether you seek clarity, growth, or connection, I'm here to guide you through the shadows and light and towards an optimized existence.

Education

Masters of Science: Counseling Psychology | California Baptist University, 2014

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

European culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Wiccan/Paganism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person

Specialties

Anxiety, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Neurodivergence

Additional areas of focus

ADHD, Autism spectrum, Burnout, Existential questioning, Gender identity, Grief and/or loss, Highly sensitive people, Life transitions, Panic attacks, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Transgender people, Military families

Therapeutic style

Conversational, Affirming, Holistic, Intellectual, Humorous

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused brief therapy, Somatic therapy

Cost

$180

/

Individual Session

$225

/

Couples Session

$225

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Aetna, Cigna/ Evernorth, Anthem Blue Cross, United HealthCare, Optum
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Knowing Jen in a professional capacity is inspiring! She is an authentic, caring, dedicated, and skilled therapist who always has the best interests of her clients in mind. She is truly a gem in the field of therapy. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

—Nicole Bermensolo, LMFT
Peer review

Jen is there for you. Jen is a dedicated therapist whose biggest desire is for Clients to feel empowered to make the changes they seek to make in their lives. Jen is a partner in the therapy room, helping you to see what strengths you possess.

—Jayzme Perry, LCSW
Peer review

Jennifer is thoughtful, very professional, yet always meets clients where they are at. She is well trained and knowledgeable with many client bases and has extensive experience with all demographics, ages, and needs.

—Rhiannon Martin, LMFT
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Jennifer Hyatt

$180

2014

Anxiety, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Neurodivergence

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What's the difference between in-person and virtual therapy?

Although there is no research that suggests in-person or virtual therapy is more effective, you may prefer one over the other. Some people prefer the intimacy of being in the same physical space as their therapist, while others prefer receiving treatment in the comfort of their own home. If you have a tight schedule, virtual therapy is a great option since you won’t commute to your therapist’s office. Virtual therapy also allows you to see any therapist throughout your state, which means one less barrier to finding your soulmate therapist!

When should someone start therapy?

Deciding when to start therapy is a very personal decision, but we recommend starting sooner rather than later. Along with running the risk of your mental health declining, you also miss out on time spent working on yourself, repairing your relationships, and so much more. Life is short, so why not make it the best possible as soon as possible?

What type of therapy is right for me?

Your therapist will carefully customize your treatment plan, and they will likely rely on a variety of therapeutic methods. There are some treatment methods that are better for specific disorders (like exposure therapy for OCD or phobias), but a combination of several will likely be the best option for you.

Is going to therapy worth it?

We’re huge advocates for therapy at Best Therapists, but we know that not everyone has a good experience in therapy. Working with a high quality therapist (with whom you have a great relationship) can be life changing. You can change harmful behaviors or thought patterns, shed or improve hurtful relationships, increase your resilience and coping methods for dealing with mental illness, and much more. We think that that’s pretty frigging worth it, but finding the right therapist for YOU is crucial to this equation.

What's the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The main difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is their education. Psychologists receive more education, and in some cases, psychologists focus more on research than clinical work. But both therapists and psychologists go through thousands of hours of clinical training. When choosing a therapist, the skill of the therapist and your relationship with them matters way more than which degree your therapist has.

Do therapists offer free consultations?

Yes, most therapists offer free consultations. This not only benefits you, but the therapist too! Therapists want to see if you are a good fit before doing an official therapy session with you to save you (and them) time and energy. Although your relationship has barely begun, you both will feel out your chemistry. You won’t be BFFs by the end of the consultation, but should get a sense of whether or not you’ll work well together.

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Through peer reviews, license verification, online reviews, and requiring acknowledgement of trauma-informed care, we do our best to make sure that your best therapist provides high quality care (and that's regardless of your race, sexual orientation, or background).

But your friend’s best therapist might not be your best therapist. That's why personality fit between you and your therapist is crucial. It’s not something that we can verify for you, so we encourage you to schedule free consultations with multiple therapists to get a sense of your chemistry together.

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