Jennifer Hyatt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences in Southern California. Mrs. Hyatt earned a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Counseling: Human Services with Christian Specialization from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. With a previous undergrad in multi-disciplinary studies (psychology and education with teacher preparation), Mrs. Hyatt went on to work in both private and community-based schools as a teacher and youth pastor before earning her second graduate degree of Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU) in Riverside, California.
Mrs. Hyatt holds the belief of continued personal and professional growth and education and strives to add to her evolving skill set. Mrs. Hyatt’s clinical background includes working within a school district as a mental health professional serving students within the areas of individual and group counseling, specifically within the military and foster student populations and accompanying mental health challenges. Mrs. Hyatt also has experience within the foster care system as a former Certified Foster Parent before going on to complete work as an Agency Social Worker for youth, ages 0-21. Mrs. Hyatt has further served as the Corporate Compliance Specialist and Resource Family Specialist Supervisor wherein she is certified within SAFE psychosocial home studies towards the assessment of prospective families towards the goal of permanency for youth. Mrs. Hyatt is also approved to administer the Child and Adolescent Strengths and Needs Assessment (CANS) as part of the California Continuum of Care Reform. Additionally, Mrs. Hyatt is a key member of the CARF accreditation team towards quality assurance and attainment of the highest level of accreditation standards.
Current day, Mrs. Hyatt works for a non-profit agency, conducting mental health services, publically speaks within community functions, has a private practice, which also offers Telehealth sessions, and contracts for therapeutic services with Aurora Family Counseling Center (AFCC) in Murrieta, CA. Likewise, Mrs, Hyatt conducts mental health counseling through the online platform of Talkspace.
Other areas of clinical experience Mrs. Hyatt possess include: grief/loss, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, establishing healthy boundaries, women’s issues, balancing family and work, divorce/separation, assertive communication, identity, blended families, compassion fatigue, family and children, trauma recovery, burnout, resiliency, self-esteem/ self-worth/ self- confidence/ self-love, child abuse/neglect, positive parenting, behavioral issues and positive discipline, human growth and development, attachment, life skills, single parenthood, marital support, pre-marital counseling, infidelity healing and recovery, importance and practice of self-care, domestic violence victim, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), suicide awareness and prevention, relationship issues, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, anger management, de-escalation techniques, emotional regulation, time and energy management, boundary and margin setting in your life, family dynamics, parent support, personal stress management, workplace stress and mental health management, life transitions, military lifestyle, various topics within psychoeducation, adoption issues, and much more.
Equipping and empowering is the cornerstone of Mrs. Hyatt’s approach towards the holistic healing and growth of Mind~Body~Spirit. Mrs. Hyatt believes in the power of partnering with the client on the journey towards healing and restoration towards optimal functioning. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mrs. Hyatt utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), burgeoning skills in Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and seeks to tailor treatment goals towards individual client needs.
The integration of Christian principles within therapy is available upon request.