Dr. Jenna Flowers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Author, and Speaker.
Dr. Flowers Orange County psychotherapy practice in Newport Beach, California focuses on trauma, parenting, couples, and counseling teens and adults that desire a more fulfilling life and place high value on creating relationships that thrive.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. She then graduated with her MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and Doctoral Degree in Psychology from the professional psychology school American Behavioral Studies Institute. Upon completing her Marriage and Family Therapy licensing board examinations in 2006, she has been in private practice in Newport Beach, California. Her new book The Conscious Parent's Guide to Coparenting is published by Simon and Schuster and can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for purchase.
Past clinical experience and trainings include teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Studies Program, Clinical Director of Aspire Recovery Outpatient treatment center, school counselor for Huntington Beach Unified School District, Staff therapist at the Center For Individual and Family Therapy. She has completed EMDR therapy training I and II through the EMDRIA Institute and is in the process of certification as well as studied Attachment Focused EMDR. She has had the privilege of attending consultation groups with interpersonal neurobiology pioneer and author of "Parenting From the Inside Out" Daniel Siegel, MD., psychologist and co- author of The Whole Brain Child Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, couple’s counseling with therapist and author Kay Yerkovich, LCSW, reactive attachment training with Bryan Post, LCSW, intensive training with Cognitive Behavioral Psychiatrist David Burns, MD., and continues to train and consult with cutting edge clinicians. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Dr. Flowers coparents and raises three children 17, 10, and 6.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Jenna’s clientele has ranged from high profile celebrities and fortune 500 company executives desiring individual work to stay at home moms passionate about improving their parenting skills. "Over the span of the last ten years, I have worked with hundreds of patients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction with a specialty in compulsive eating, early childhood abuse, attachment issues, stress, and relationships issues spanning from divorce, affairs, disconnectedness, repairing parent child relationships, and parenting issues." Dr. Jenna helps clients in taking a deeper cut underneath the surface of issues to free themselves from the darker emotions like anger, anxiety, depression, and frustration using EMDR therapy. Dr. Jenna sees families, individuals, couples, and teens. She is also available for parenting consultation and case consultation. Dr. Flowers frequently gives talks on stress, parenting, womens' issues, and relationships.
When I offer parenting consultations at my private practice in Newport Beach, California, I work with the parent in helping them understand what they value as a family. I help parents hone in on what they want their legacy to be. For some a legacy might look like embracing a certain value like honesty or a strong work ethic. Regardless of what the value is, I will help you to simplify at home what matters most. The same goes for anything you want to work on in your parenting like discipline, spending more quality time as a family, co-parenting during separation and divorce, blending a family, sibling rivalry, parenting teens, preparing for family transitions, and the list goes on. I like to work with small doable goals that set the client up for success at home, and as your confidence increases, I help you to take on bigger challenges at home. I also add educational pieces to our work about attachment, child development information, helping you create a rhythm and routine at home that just the right fit for your family. Conscious Mothering classesConscious Mothering is a class I have codeveloped with my dear and talented colleague Nola Casserly, MA held in Orange County in the city of Newport Beach. The focus of these groups is to support parents in understanding how they grew up affects how they parent. Using the latest information on brain development and attachment theory as the basis of the curriculum, parents are lead in a supportive environment through a 10 week session. The class also covers discipline, repairing ruptures with your kids, attuning, and dealing with guilt as a parent..
Life is an ongoing cycle of ruptures and repairs. Our ability to repair these ruptures is the greatest gift we can give to one another. My goal as a therapist is to help you get to a place within yourself where you feel seen and heard, and make sense of your life. You may feel stuck right now. If you have the desire to grow and want to experience connected relationships that thrive as well as living life from an authentic place, then let's talk!
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If you're facing the challenge of raising children in two homes, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to build a healthy coparenting relationship. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Coparenting, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting, foster forgiveness, and find constructive ways to move on when relationships change. Coparenting means putting your child's needs first. And conscious parenting acknowledges a child's thoughts, feelings, and needs, as well as a parent's responsibility to them.