Jennifer “Jenny” Estes, LCSW

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Jennifer Jenny Estes, LCSW, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Location: Video Therapy

Ages: Adults (18+ years)
Teens (14-17 years)
Pre-Teens (12-13 years)
Children (6-11 years)

Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Children Counseling, Teen Counseling
Experience: 10+ years

Jennifer “Jenny” Estes, LCSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Licensed in: California & North Carolina


Jenny is a warm, compassionate therapist who believes in the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and the transforming power it can have in the lives of individuals and families. Jenny is passionate about partnering with individuals and families in finding healing and alleviating symptoms using TEAM CBT and traditional CBT approaches. Her experience working with diverse ages and needs gives her the ability to confidently collaborate with clients to overcome many of life’s problems including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family problems, OCD, phobias, and trauma. Furthermore, she has training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE treatment) which is an evidenced-based treatment of childhood anxiety and OCD that works primarily with parents to give them the tools they need for these unique challenges.

Jenny has a wide range of experience including working in community mental health, working with teens, children and their parents in residential treatment center, and working with adults suffering from anxiety disorders, depression, and OCD in outpatient counseling.

Jenny received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Her training includes intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & TEAM therapy training by David Burns, M.D. CBT/ERP for OCD in Children and Adolescents from Massachusetts General Hospital. She is certified through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has also been trained as a Parent Educator in Positive Discipline.


  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Death, Grief, and Loss
  • Depression
  • Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
  • Insomnia
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting and Discipline
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationships/Communication
  • School Refusal
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Skin Picking
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress

Special Interests:

  • Children and Teens
  • Parenting
  • Relationship OCD
  • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
  • Video/Tele-Therapy


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Pediatric OCD BTTI
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • TEAM CBT (David Burns)

Intensive Study/Specialization:

  • Attachment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Crisis Risk
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Failure to Launch
  • Family Therapy
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • TEAM CBT (David Burns)

Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients’ physical, psychological, and social function.

Educational requirements

Clinical social workers must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical field internship and have at least 2 years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Before full licensure, LCSWs are called “Associates”. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed care plans, and practice in the following settings:

  • Private practice
  • Medical facilities (e.g., hospitals)
  • Mental health clinics