Jeffrey Jarrett, MA, LMFT attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Los Angeles for his Bachelor’s degree. He began the Master’s program at Pepperdine University graduate school in Los Angeles before moving back to his hometown of Santa Barbara in 2005, where he finished his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara.
He has worked through Family Service Agency in local elementary schools as a School-Based Counselor for the past six years. At Santa Barbara City College, he has worked in the campus clinic as a counselor and has taught both Psychology of Film and Psychology 100, as well as tutoring in the Film and English departments. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Master’s in Clinical Psychology program at AUSB.
Jeffrey also works in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in working with children, families, and young professionals. His theoretical orientation is based largely on Family Systems Theory, while also emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Existential Psychology, stressing personal responsibility. Jeffrey has extensive experience working with the Latino community due to a fluency in Spanish and a lifelong interest in cultures and languages.
Jeffrey has been a board member of the local chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and consistently attends trainings and meetings to further his knowledge.