"If we understand story then we can help with symptoms because story is embedded in those symptoms." -Diane Lynn Barnes, PsyD
Moxie is focused on getting you unstuck. I help with this through offering counseling, life coaching and support groups. I also teach classes on a number of relevant topics, including dating, relationships and pregnancy through parenting. I support men, women, teens and families from various backgrounds and life experiences. My formal education focused on psychology and clinical social work. My professional experiences have been in public schools, hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Military, international nonprofits, universities and various community settings.
My therapy training began in public schools with special education, K-12. I counseled children with mental health concerns and led life skills groups. I worked intensively with adolescents in alternative school programs burdened by emotional concerns.
I spent most of the next decade working in hospitals, assessing and responding to a variety of issues including devastating diagnoses, chronic health conditions, end of life issues, infertility and pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and mental health crises. During this time, I taught courses and supervised students for the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Social Work. Then, I shifted out of the hospital to therapist lead of an integrated behavioral healthcare network where I helped build a program for providing mental health and case management to a medical practice serving 30,000 families.
An opportunity led me to England for two years, where I managed a prevention and education campaign related to new parent support and family violence prevention. I educated US Air Force members and families on topics such as stress and anger management, PTSD, resilience, healthy dating, couple's communication and parenting, while co-facilitating support groups on chronic medical conditions. During this time, I also worked with Airmen and families on managing stress before and after deployments and transitioning to civilian life after a military career.
After a brief return to the U.S. to study Spanish at the Defense Language Institute of Monterey, I moved to South America and worked for the U.S. Embassy while volunteering with a local nonprofit. During this time, I researched advances in counseling and coaching methodology. Although I have a working knowledge of Spanish, I do not provide services in Spanish at this time.
A few years later, I relocated to Napa, pregnant again after experiencing pregnancy loss. After treating parents for postpartum depression and anxiety, I experienced it first-hand and became aware of a need for expanded maternal mental health support in Napa. So I added services to my private practice that would address infertility, pregnancy and postpartum mental health support, Moxie Motherhood, and co-founded a nonprofit program, MomSquad Napa Valley.
For almost two decades, I have honed my clinical expertise from problem-focused to possibility-focused. I remain current on research and active in the professional dialogue of wellness, balancing my time between counseling, coaching, teaching, volunteering and parenting. Read more here.
Jennifer Hampton, LCSW
Force of character; determination; nerve; vigor; verve; pep; courage; resolve; spunk; tenacity; skill; know-how. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. LCSW 82213
(Texas License No. 35678)
Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Associate of Arts Degree in Spanish, Monterey Defense Language Institute
Your Beyond Coaching, Course Completion
Group Coaching Expands the Independent Practice, Course Completion
Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge, Instructor Certification
Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing Knowledge and Skills, Instructor Certification
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Love and Logic Parenting, Instructor Certification
123 Magic Parenting, Curriculum Instruction
Common Sense Parenting, Curriculum Instruction
PSI & 2020Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals
2020Mom Ambassador (2019)
Napa Moms, Co-Director of MomSquad Napa Valley
National Association of Social Workers Member