Jennevieve Ybarra believes that you are never too sick, broken or too anything to start again. Her philosophy as a mental health practitioner is that everyone has experienced trauma in some form which can express itself differently within each individual and family system, and that everybody can benefit from therapy.
Jennevieve completed her Bachelors in Journalism in 1995 and Masters of Science in Psychology at the University of Phoenix in 2010. For over 20 years, Jennevieve taught and managed a yoga and meditation studio and has observed first-hand the transformative healing powers and value of mind, body, soul, spirit integration practices which she weaves into her sessions. In recent years, Jennevieve began counseling and coaching until beginning with Mindful Living Group as a per-licensed therapist. Jennevieve also works as a School-Based Mental Behavioral Health Counselor and loves working with youth, as well as adults. She believes working with youth and families is a proactive, early intervention approach that can drastically shift one’s life and outlook in a positive direction.
Creating a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere through compassionate inquiry and evidence- based therapies is Jennevieve’s approach with a specialty in helping her clients get to the root of trauma and develop coping mechanisms that allow for a more fulfilling life. She uses a holistic, psycho-somatic approach incorporating a variety of approaches to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, Parts work from Internal Family Systems, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and is currently getting trained in EMDR.
In her free time, Jennevieve enjoys being in nature, surfing, music, and finding creative outlets. Her mindfulness practice includes dance, yoga, and meditation. She believes mindfulness is a practice of “anything that brings union and brings people home to their bodies.”
“The core of people’s trauma is that point in one’s life when a person felt they became separate from love.”