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.
Our ability to repair these ruptures is the greatest gift we can give to one another.
Dr. Jenna Flowers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Author, and Speaker.
Dr. Flowers private practice in Newport Beach, California focuses on coparenting, parenting, trauma, depression & anxiety, and counseling teens 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 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!
Coparent Well The Essentials is a course for divorced, separated, or never married parents learn how to coparent effectively and raise well adjusted kids. Taught and created by Dr. Jenna, the course covers 23 different chapters and bonus materials to help coparents learn to take themselves out of the issues and put their kids first.
Respect and Gratitude start at home. In this world of entitlement, empathy is the antidote! Cohosts Dr. Jenna and Kristen Perlmutter offer tips on how to raise caring, respectful, and grateful children in our fast paced culture. The first episode dives more into respect while the second part offers tools for parents on the importance of teaching our children gratitude
Part 2 of Respect and Gratitude. In this world of entitlement, empathy is the antidote! This episode offers tips on how to raise caring, respectful, and grateful children in our fast paced culture. The first episode dives more into respect while the second part offers tools for parents on the importance of teaching our children gratitude
Dr. Jenna and Kristen interview Tara Mackenzie, a seasoned Pediatric Occupational Therapist practicing in Orange County. Tara will define Occupational Therapy, discuss what she sees in her practice, and the benefits of some children seeing a pediatric therapist.
Author Dr. Jenna Flowers and her Coparent Erik Flowers discuss how conscious coparenting is a paradigm shift from how most people think about parenting after divorce. Both Erik and Dr. Jenna share their insights about how they work together with raising their three children in two separate homes. To buy Dr. Jenna's book The Conscious Parent's Guide to Coparenting click here: https://indi.com/p/hfr5x/8pbpigcgk73yr0wi
Chef Carrie Paul from The Longest Fork in Corona del Mar educates us on working with our picky eaters at home and exposing them to the joys and nutritional benefits of eatings whole foods. Chef Carrie shares her own experiences with supporting her daughter from combatting food allergies with diet change and her family philosophy of whole food eating, as well as educating her cooking students on how to eat delicious food but also keeping it healthy whole food.
Preparing the teen mind and the parent mind for college can be absolutely stressful. Nick Standlea, CEO of Test Prep Gurus, discusses how to avoid the stress for both parents and teens. Nick offers Mainspring listeners some test anxiety management tips and shares more in depth about how Orange County families can hold a healthy perspective on testing during the college admission season.
Are well intentioned parents inadvertently raising entitled children? How are we as parents contributing to the problem of entitlement which is becoming an epidemic in the United States. Author Richard Watts share his wisdom as a parent himself and advisor to the extremely affluent what he has observed as the challenges of wealth, and how to raise kids to respect their own capabilities and not expect their parents to do everything for them. You don't want to miss this. In fact we had so much to discuss we needed to make this podcast in two segments! Buy the book here:
Entitlemania by Richard Watts https://indi.com/p/hfr5x/8pbpigcgk73yr0wi
Part II: Are well intentioned parents inadvertently raising entitled children? How are we as parents contributing to the problem of entitlement which is becoming an epidemic in the United States. Author Richard Watts share his wisdom as a parent himself and advisor to the extremely affluent what he has observed as the challenges of wealth, and how to raise kids to respect their own capabilities and not expect their parents to do everything for them. You don't want to miss this. In fact we had so much to discuss we needed to make this podcast in two segments!
Buy Richard's book here: Entitlemania by Richard Watts https://indi.com/p/hfr5x/8pbpigcgk73yr0wi
Debbie Reber, Author and Founder of Tilt Parenting a community for parents with differently wired children shares her personal journey with son Asher, and how communities can be more inclusive of differently wired children. Debbie also speaks further about the Tilt Parenting Community which was a vision she had to help parents all over the world receive support and resources from fellow parents also raising children who are differently wired.
To purchase environmentally safe products for your family click here: https://indi.com/p/hfr5x/id0pzcbhnbja1o9t
To purchase Debbie's Book Differently Wired click here: https://indi.com/p/hfr5x/8pbpigcgk73yr0wi
Audrey Monke and Sarah Kuljis Camp Directors of Gold Arrow and Yosemite Sierra respectively share their insights and wisdom on what life skills children gain by going to summer camp. Both share personally how camp influenced their own upbringing and guided their choices as people and as parents.
I love to give presentations. If your organization would like to ask me to speak, please give me call or email me at: email@example.com.
Here are a list of organizations and churches I have spoken in the past:
Sign up to receive Dr. Jenna's newsletter with parenting tips
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.