Jenny Mayhew, LCSW
Not wheelchair accessible
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I studied psychology at PepperdineUniversity, graduating with honors. Post college, I worked for a year at a children’s psychiatric hospital and then went on to get my Masters in Clinical Social Work from BostonUniversity, graduating in 1991.
Board Certified: Yes – California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I started working primarily with children, teens and families at a number of settings, including County Mental Health, EMQ Family Services, OlinderElementary School, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I also started an Art and Play Therapy Center for disadvantaged children at GraceCommunity Center in San Jose. When I started my private practice in 1998, it became my passion to help teens and women experience the freedom and joy that come with eating disorder recovery. Developing an expertise in depression, anxiety and self-injury has been a natural outgrowth of my work helping clients overcome eating disorders and my years of counseling youth and adults.
My Philosophy is that people have an enormous capacity to grow and change in amazing ways. My style is relational, gentle, nurturing, and safe. In the context of an honest, compassionate relationship, I help my clients move beyond their symptoms, empowering them to live life fully and abundantly.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.
CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Dieting disorder.
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Support Groups, Exposure to eating out. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support