About

    Jenny Vosacek

    Why work with me?

    I am compassionate.   I know change is difficult and uncomfortable.  I create an environment where you can face your discomfort without judgment.  You will be able to work through your deepest fears, biggest traumas, and hardest decisions in my office. You will find me to be unwaveringly open-minded in our sessions.  You will find that I cut to the heart of the matter and once the problem is defined, I will draw from my trainings in therapy and my personal life history to move together with you past your obstacles.  I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Art Therapy and use these techniques when applicable and the patient is comfortable and interested.

    How does my life impact my work? 

    I know that change can be uncomfortable because I have gone through a lot of it. I wanted to be a therapist as long as I can remember. I studied psychology in undergrad, focusing on the impact of capitalism on the nuclear family. Then I discovered and fell in love with photography. What I loved most was the freedom I suddenly felt to see the world in my own way and the ability to communicate that perspective to others. I felt a new permission to discover myself and to be myself. I was so passionate and committed to this new medium that I changed my life direction. It was a risk, and I took it. I obtained a master’s degree in fine art, focusing on photography and video. I had found a way to explore the psychological elements of humanity that I had always been drawn to while experiencing the joy of creation and self discovery. After graduating, I taught  art at several colleges in the San Francisco Bay area. I loved helping others to discover their passion to see the world in new ways and to discover themselves as I had.  But somehow seeing the growth in students, only made me wonder what deeper change could be possible for them. I found myself drawn back to my roots in psychology and I enrolled in and completed two years of study in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University.  From there, I moved back to my hometown of San Diego and obtained my masters and license in marriage and family therapy.  I am a life long learner and continue to obtain trainings in techniques such as EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique. I am now a new mom fulfilling my dream of helping others to flourish.

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) registered in the state of California.  I have clinical experience working with clients like you to identify and get past “road blocks” that are in the way of the life and love that you seek.  We will identify the thought patterns, fears, and past stories about yourself that are holding you back.  Together, we can change those inaccurate and negative beliefs, turn those fears into road maps, and transform those unproductive stories about the past into the new story of your life. 

    I believe we are so much more than our degrees and credentials. We all follow unique paths and it is difficult to quantify the experiences that have most enriched and informed our lives. For me, those experiences include the relationships I have and those I have lost, the traveling I have done which has helped me to understand and admire those outside of my subculture, and the images (films, novels, art) I have consumed, which have fueled my imagination and enhanced my ability to understand and empathize with others.  With that said, it is important to list one's qualifications, so here are mine:

    It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. Immanuel Kant

    I believe we are so much more than our degrees and credentials. We all follow unique paths and it is difficult to quantify the experiences that have most enriched and informed our lives. For me, those experiences include the relationships I have and those I have lost, the traveling I have done which has helped me to understand and admire those outside of my subculture, and the images (films, novels, art) I have consumed, which have fueled my imagination and enhanced my ability to understand and empathize with others.  With that said, it is important to list one's qualifications, so here are mine:

    Select Trainings:

    Reproductive Loss, 2019

    EMDR, Levels 1 & 2, 2016-2017

    Trauma Informed Care, 2015-2016

    Autism Training with Courtney Olinger, 2016

    Emotional Freedom Technique, Levels 1 & 2, 2016

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, 2016

    Motivational Interviewing, 2014

    Narrative Therapy Workshop Series with Dr. Gerald Monk, 2014

    Working with Queer Youth and Their Familes with Dr. Julie Tilsen, 2014

    Art Therapy, over 24 graduate level units accrued, 2008-2014

    Academy of Professional Family Mediators National Conference, 2014

    UCSD Mindfulness and Therapy Conference, 2014

    Conflict Resolution Training, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2009

    Healing Touch Training, Levels 1 & 2, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2009

    Zen Buddhist Training, Resident Zen Student at Green Gulch Zen Center and Zen Mountain Center, 1998-1999

    Domestic Violence Training, Completed over 120 hours of  Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training in both CA and MA, 1997-2007

    EXPERIENCE

    Jenny Vosacek, MS, LMFT

    California Licensing Credentials:

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 101256
    Board of Behavioral Sciences

    California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT)

    Certified member of the Postpartum Health Alliance

     

    Education: 

     

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Amherst College, MA 2001

    Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, CT, 2005

    Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy,

    San Diego State University, CA, 2015

     

    Counseling Experience:

    Volunteer Support, Domestic violence shelters in North Hampton,

    MA, San Francisco, CA, and San Diego, CA, 1997-2008

    Volunteer Support, Residence for elders with alzheimers, San Jose, CA,

    2009

    Therapist in Practicum, Non-Profit servicing high school students mandated to receive therapy due to involvement with drugs and

    alcohol, San Carlos, CA, 2009

    Therapist in Practicum, Center for Community Counseling and Engagement, San Diego, CA 2013-2014

    Therapist Trainee, Center for Community Counseling and

    Engagement, CA 2014-2015

    MFT Intern, New Alternatives, Full time therapist in Behavioral

    Intervention Classrooms (BIC), Jamacha Elementary, CA 2015-2016

    MFT Intern, Project Impact, Cherokee Point Elementary, CA,

    2016-2017

    MFT Intern, Private Practice, Therapy Connection, CA, 2015-2017

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Flourish Therapy

    Services, CA, 2017-2018

    Supervisor of MFT Trainees in Practicum, San Diego State

    University, CA, 2019

    I do not provide emergency services.
    In case of emergency, PLEASE CALL 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.