Jennifer Kuchler, M.A., AMFT, APCC
Children, Parents, Individuals
Children, Parents, Individuals
I focus my work on three areas: children and parents, caregivers and medical patients, and individuals working in stressful careers, looking for growth opportunities, or searching for a more balanced life.
My goal in sessions is for clients to feel self-aware, empowered, and grounded in who they are to better connect with the person they want to become. This kind of therapy leads you toward a happier home life, better communication with family/friends, feeling accomplished and relaxed at the end of the day, or feeling confident in your ability to tackle roadblocks.
I am committed to creating an environment for clients to feel safe and comfortable to open up about difficult topics. This safe space is where we can honor those feelings and experiences, gain a sense of acceptance, and work together to create a journey forward towards a purpose-filled path.
Areas of focus: My areas of focus are trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues, anger management, social skills, self-esteem, family dynamics, personal growth, high-stress environments, and medical patient/caregiver support.
I work with KIDS, specializing in trauma and fostering successful family relationships through empathy, resilience, and intrinsic motivation. During the pandemic, I worked as a therapist to elementary children, helping them cope with the changes lockdowns and school closures brought into their lives.
I also offer play therapy. We work with fun exercises, games, toys, and Virtual Reality to connect in our sessions. Bringing aspects of fun and laughter allows an authentic connection which reveals our feelings, actions, thoughts, and behaviors in an easy and enjoyable environment.
Many children benefit from integrating feedback from those in their path of influence. While my work with PARENTS is child-focused, I provide support for parents, extended family members, teachers, and caregivers; this team approach aids in understanding current roadblocks from different perspectives and helps adapt the focus of therapy. The team approach also leads to clearer, more effective communication and agreement on expectations.
Medical Issues can be traumatic for both PATIENTS and CAREGIVERS. In sessions, we examine the feelings involved with medical issues and explore ways to regain a sense of independence and control. Feelings of exhaustion, hopelessness, and confusion can create conflict within yourself or conflict with those around you. Therapy helps you regain control and advocate for yourself and others. You learn when to express yourself and when to take time to rest. Help is here; you can feel better.
I worked in large fortune 500 corporations for 17 years leading Organizational Development Departments in change management, workplace anxiety, relationship struggles, personal growth and development, and balancing work/life realms. In private practice now, I still work with CAREER-MINDED INDIVIDUALS and EXECUTIVES to help them navigate workplace issues and manage their stress and anxiety. We use our time together to acknowledge the current situation, uncover the different systems at play, address concerns or goals, and learn tools and techniques that can allow for a brighter future.
I offer in-person, phone, and video sessions to support your lifestyle and schedule.
I have a background in early childhood education, working as a Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher. I completed my practicum for the 2020-2021 School Year with Wiseburn Unified School District as a Level 3 Trauma Counselor for children ranging from TK-5th Grade in multiple schools within the District.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology, focusing on early childhood education, at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, graduating Cum Laude. I earned my Master of Arts in Psychology at California Southern University with dual licensure in Professional Clinical Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, graduating Magna Cum Laude.