Hi. I am Jacquelyn Schwartz, MA, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Diego. I specialize in helping individuals and couples find real solutions to their relationship problems. My goal is to to help you develop a deeper, more satisfying connection with yourself and the people in your life that matter most.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings including the Center for Grief Care and Education/ San Diego Hospice Institute for Palliative Medicine, Douglas Young Bio-Psycho Social Rehabilitation Center, Rady Children's Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, and Palomar Family Counseling Services. In each of these settings I developed a greater understanding about what truly helps people feel and function better in their lives.
In my years of experience, I have discovered that Bowen Family Systems and Mindfulness-based approaches to healing have proven to be the most useful and effective over the long term. Bowen theory provides a framework for developing greater intimacy in relationships. While having a strong mindfulness practice helps people to be calm, caring, and compassionate with self and others.
I believe that everyone can learn and benefit from having their own mindfulness practice. That is why, in addition to being a therapist, I teach the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
My personal mission is to help create a more mindful and compassionate world through the practice of Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation, relationship coaching, and teaching. My involvement in the San Diego community reflects these values. I have served on the board of the SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS and the formative board of directors at the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and currently volunteer with InsightSD.
To speak with me directly, please call (858) 356-5839. I look forward to hearing from you.
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology
Postgraduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. (2012 - 2015)
Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 49159
Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.