Jennifer Ollestad, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica
For fifteen years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns both in my practice, and at a training site and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her to co-create bigger lives for him/herself.
Areas of clinical specialty and interest include anxiety and stress management, eating disorder and addiction treatment, the treatment of compulsive behaviors, loss and trauma, personality disorders, the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
As a long-term practitioner of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and other relaxation techniques, I also may incorporate such tools, compassion and intuition to help clients develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust and insight.
Call or Email Jennifer Ollestad for a free phone consultation now - (424) 570-3246


  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 42053 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017
Jennifer Ollestad, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica

Jennifer Ollestad

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT