Breena Wescott, MA
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Jee Young "Jenny" Lee, LMFT 84359
MA Counseling Psychology - Santa Clara University (in progress)
BA in Sociology 1998 - University of California, Davis
Areas of Focus:
Family of Origin
Faith and Spirituality
Grief and Loss
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NCSPP) Association on Humanistic Psychology (AHP)
“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Do not be afraid.” -Frederick Buechner. As I travel along the path of life, these words become more true with each day that passes. My approach to therapy is not necessarily the elimination of pain and suffering, as I believe this is impossible this side of eternity. Rather, the meaning we find in this world and the growing acceptance of ourselves, can be the beginning of a richer, fuller and healthier journey through our circumstances. Together, we can explore your history and how the past might be interrupting your present day. We can also look forward and wonder together about what might lead to a more meaningful existence.
I work with individuals as well as families. A particular interest of mine is supporting parents as they navigate raising children. I talk with parents who find themselves disillusioned by their roles as caregivers of young children. Perhaps your teenage children are withdrawn, overwhelmed by schoolwork, disconnected from their peers, still suffering the lingering impact of years in distance learning. Despite our best intention, an increasing number of our homes are filled with confusion and conflict. I believe good therapy can help renew connection among families and a deeper understanding of one’s self.
Whether you are a young person, feeling “stuck” in the mundanity of everyday or parents who have “tried everything” and are discouraged, together we can gain insight, find meaning and live more contented lives.
A bit about me. I am completing my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree, I graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Sociology….long, long ago, in 1998. I built a career in counseling and supporting adolescents until the birth of my first child. I continued volunteering in counseling roles with children, teenagers and their parents as I grew my own family. My husband and I are raising our four wild, fun-loving and adventurous sons here on the Peninsula. With a household full of teens, tweens and young children, I have a special interest in development psychology and the importance of a strong and supported family system. I have engaged in independent study with SCU faculty on psychological trauma in childhood and how to best treat these “fractures” in development. In my quiet moments, I love long walks with my sweet Golden retriever, dates with my husband, and cheering enthusiastically at my boys sporting events.