Dr. Jenny Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY34555) who provides individual and couples therapy to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Dr. Stewart uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework, and other evidence-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for individuals, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. Her approach is person-centered, warm, and flexible, and she is deeply committed to providing culturally responsive care for every client.
Dr. Stewart received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She has trained in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health, intensive outpatient clinics, hospital settings, and veterans hospitals. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, followed by a postdoctoral residency at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, with a focus on evidence-based treatments in General Mental Health, Women’s Mental Health, and Primary Care. Her research has focused on evaluating mindfulness-based interventions for adults with comorbid medical and mental health conditions in real world settings.
Dr. Stewart is passionate about creating a safe and collaborative environment, where individuals and couples can work toward growth, healing and reaching their goals.
“Life is full of moments of suffering and joy. Sometimes we can get stuck in our own suffering, and the more we try to avoid or struggle with this suffering, the worse it gets.
My hope is that together, I can help get you out of this struggle, and learn the tools you need to navigate all parts of life. This means helping you identify your own goals and values, and putting you on the path towards the life you want to live. It also means working on developing a better relationship with yourself and with others. I work to empower my clients to not only define an authentic life but also take concrete steps toward realizing it.
My approach to therapy is to start by building a safe and secure relationship, where you can bring your authentic self. I believe that healing starts with connection and feeling a sense of belonging, and I work to foster that starting from our very first session by taking a non-judgmental and compassionate approach. Each person comes in with their own identities, life experiences, values, and strengths, and because of this, I enjoy providing therapy that is tailored to each individual’s needs. While my approach is rooted in the present, I help clients understand how past experiences and messages they received may have impacted how they walk through the world today. We work on letting go of old patterns that may be keeping people stuck and finding new ways to navigate life’s ups and downs.
I believe that acceptance and change are equally important in growth and moving toward the life you want to live. As such, I incorporate strategies to help you move from awareness to taking effective action. This includes teaching you skills in the therapy room that you can then go and take into your daily life. I see my job as helping you build a toolkit for life, so that you can overcome any of life’s challenges long after therapy is over. I love this work because I am truly amazed every day by the human capacity for growth and change. My hope is that together we can create a space that allows for connection, reflection, and a new path forward.”