Jennifer Maurice Rogers, MS Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #89181 Supervised and mentored by Karen Wolfe, LMFT #53878
Each stage of a child’s growth brings its own unique challenges and rewards, calling upon parents to continuously adapt to their young one’s shifting needs and abilities. Whether you are looking for support working through the natural growing pains that are a part of all children’s development, or are coping with more acute concerns such as the loss of a loved one, I am eager to join your family on their path of discovery and healing.
I believe strongly in the power of play as both a child’s natural form of expression and therapeutic tool. Working in the realm of imagination can provide children the sense of safety and freedom they need to face otherwise overwhelming emotions, wishes, and fears. I bring a playful spirit and sense of unconditional acceptance to my work that allows for open-ended exploration of “big feelings”, while also offering age-appropriate ways to manage these feelings. When collaborating with you as a parent, I seek a similar balance between cultivating curiosity about the underlying sources of your child’s struggles and identifying steps you can take outside of session to reconnect with a sense of stability and wellness.
Over the past nine years, I have worked with young people ranging in age from infancy to early adulthood, helping them with issues such as anxiety, depression, attachment-related trauma, emotional dysregulation, aggressive behaviors, social challenges, and parent-child conflict. I have provided support in a variety of locations including at home, at school, in the community, and in an office setting. My diverse experiences with clients have been bound together by one common thread-- that of relationships. Looking at how individuals relate to themselves, how children and parents connect with one another, and how families intersect with their larger communities offers vital information that shapes the individualized approach I take with each client. However challenging your concerns may be, I strive to carefully attune to them and address them from a place of deep empathy and respect.
Working towards change in therapy can be a demanding experience for people of all ages-- patience, courage, self-compassion, and perseverance are just a few of the qualities called upon by this process. Sometimes we get so entangled in asking what’s wrong that we lose our ability to feel truly nourished by what’s going right. As we work together, I will help both you and your child take the time to slow down and soak in moments of growth and joy to enrich your daily lives and sustain you through those tougher times.
If you have questions or would like to set-up an appointment, please contact me
Jerrica Danhoff, MA Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #97066 Supervised and mentored by Karen Wolfe, MFT #53878
Parenting is hard work. One of the biggest challenges about being a parent is feeling stuck or unable to help your child when you know they are struggling. Whether your child is struggling socially, going through family/life transitions, aggressive behavior, experiencing anxiety, or having difficulty regulating their emotions. I am here to help. I have worked with children in many different capacities. I enjoy working with families and making sure everyone’s voice is heard. I have worked with both neurodiverse and neurotypical children of all different ages.
I have experience working in many different settings including a child’s home, school, out in the community, a center for disability services, in the therapy office, and in social skills groups out in nature.
During my training in these multiple settings, I have had the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with ADHD, Autism, sensory processing challenges, self-regulation, rigid behaviors, aggression, social anxiety, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance, grief, shyness, bullying, body image, transitions, and self-esteem for all of which I welcome in my practice.
I support families who are struggling to communicate with each other and feel heard. I provide helpful tools that families can practice using outside the therapy office. My work with families is collaborative, which means we all work together to build more love and connection within your family system.
I am here to support you and your child, making sure to highlight their strengths and work on their challenges in a fun and loving way. Raising a child is a full time job and I want to support parents when they feel overwhelmed or stuck.
My style of therapy is warm, authentic, and unique to each client. I work with adults, adolescents, children, parents, and families. I really enjoy supporting children to find their own voice and helping them access their inner-strength. I believe healing comes from the therapeutic relationship with my clients. Building a relationship based off of safety and trust can allow healing to unfold.
I look forward to connecting with you and having the possibility of supporting you along your journey.
Please contact me with any questions or to set up an appointment.
Karen Wolfe, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Founder and CEO of SF Bay Play Therapy
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (California License # 53878) specializing in supporting families with children who struggle with social and behavioral challenges, anger management, shyness, anxiety, and sensory/learning differences as well as couples and women who want more connection and intimacy. I provide psychotherapy for adults, individual play therapy for children, parenting support, family therapy, social skills groups, and school-based support, including in-class coaching (aka "shadowing") and working closely with your child's teachers.
Whether working with individual adults, parents, or children, my style is warm, inviting, and proactive. I honor both exploration of what arises in the moment and goal-directed troubleshooting, tailoring therapy to what each unique individual needs.
My approach to therapy is strongly integrative. I have extensive training in many varied modalities including Parenting by Connection (Hand in Hand Parenting), Floortime, Applied Behavior Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Sandtray/World Play, Depth Therapy, Mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Positive Psychology.
Regardless of what approach is called for with a client, I emphasize the importance of developing a caring and supportive relationship in therapy, as I believe true change can only come about through a deep understanding of one another.
I thank you for being on this path to awakening, to seeking the harmony and understanding you truly desire, and for taking the steps to make that a reality.
This path is not always easy, but it is certainly worth it. I would be honored to support you along the journey.
At SF Bay Play therapy we believe in transparency in therapy and so we offer you our CV's below. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Modeling open communication is an important part of who we are and how we practice therapy.
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