• Holistic Psychotherapy in Oakland, CA.

    Contact to schedule a free 15-30 minute consultation at: 925-326-7974 or jennifer.twar.mft@gmail.com

  • Individual Therapy

  • The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

    ~ Rumi

  • Maybe you’re…

    … having a difficult time speaking up for yourself at work or in personal relationships.

    … in grief from the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship or a pregnancy.

    … noticing that you’re often in one-sided relationships and don’t know how to break the pattern.

    … often taking care of other people, but rarely take enough time to take care of yourself.

    … having issues in your relationship with your partner or a family member or friend.

    … noticing that the way you are in romantic relationships is no longer working for you, but you’re not quite sure what needs to change.

    … having a reoccurring dream or nightmare that you’re wanting to know the meaning of.

    … dealing with a recent move to the area and you’re having a difficult time getting settled.

    … wanting to start dating again or make new friends but there are fears holding you back that you don’t quite understand.

    … contemplating what you’re life’s purpose really is.

    We all have moments in our lives when we realize that how we’re living our lives is no longer working for us.  We need help.  We need support.  We need a change, but we may not be sure exactly how to do that on our own.

    This is where therapy can help.

    Life is hard at times.

    Throughout our lives we can be forced to deal with many challenging circumstances.  These circumstances can lead to strains in our daily functioning and relationships.  Whether you are dealing with past trauma, grief, low confidence or overwhelming feelings, the opportunity to heal is always there.  Your situation is never hopeless.  My services are impactful for those who are wanting to understand who they are (their emotions, thought patterns, relationship patterns, behavioral patterns) and discover their true selves.

    Many of my clients come to me to work on:

    • Anxiety: social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks.
    • Relationship issues: communication, finding a relationship, infidelity, dealing with conflict, managing an alternative relationship.
    • Life transitions: wanting or needing a change but unsure how; confusion and identity shifts; acclimating to a new area.
    • Existential or Spiritual issues: finding one’s life purpose; discovering one’s own spiritual beliefs; finding meaning; discovering one’s self.
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss
    • Trauma: PTSD; developmental trauma; past physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
    • Women’s Issues: issues related to pregnancy, sexism in the workplace, finding a work-life balance.
    • Addiction, or processing experiences of past addiction: binge eating, overeating, overspending, alcoholism, drug addiction.
    • Codependency: finding a balance between individuality and being in relationship with others.

    In my work, I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy, which means that I’m look at you as a whole person, in mind, body and spirit.  My approach is based on the idea that you are ultimately whole, rather than flawed.  My job is to help you access your own internal resources so that you can find love, joy, confidence, comfort, satisfaction, a sense of purpose or whatever it is that you’re seeking.

    Since I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy, I draw upon many different approaches in my work.  The approaches I take tend to vary upon the client, the issue and my own intuitive sense as to what may work best.

    Some of the methodologies I draw from include, but are not limited to:

    • Depth psychology
    • Jungian psychology
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Existential psychotherapy
    • Narrative therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Guided Imagery
    • Dream work
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Somatic Psychotherapy
    • Hakomi
    • Coherence Therapy

    For more information and get a free 15-30 minute consultation, please call me at 925-326-7924 or email me at jennifer.twar.mft@gmail.com.