Janine Ivy, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and couples who want to feel better about themselves and their relationships.

Get to know Janine

Hi! I’m Dr. Janine Ivy. I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY31099) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT84060) but you can also call me a relationship specialist, self-esteem booster, an emotional supporter, and a mood changer. I specialize in working with emerging adults, adults, professionals, and couples who want to feel better about themselves and their relationships. I can help you enhance your communication skills, feel calmer and more in control of your emotions, explore the patterns in your life, and have more confidence in yourself all while helping to decrease your symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Relationship specialist

Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and they are not easy! No relationship is perfect (no matter how it looks from the outside) and, because they require effort and work to maintain, every so often we could use a little help. I can help you learn different ways to peacefully communicate with your partner to reduce conflict, increase your intimacy levels, and help you feel like you are on the same team again.

If your struggling relationship is with your children, parents, boss, co-workers, or friends I can help you learn to navigate the challenging times, communicate more effectively, and create happier and more peaceful interactions with them.

Self Esteem Booster & Emotional Supporter

We all deserve to feel good about ourselves, but let’s be honest, sometimes that is hard. It can be even harder when we are going through a life transition, facing a challenge, having problems in a relationship or struggling at figuring out who we are as an individual and what we want to do with our life. My role can be to help you understand and learn to cope with your emotions in a productive way, explore your identity, and feel better about yourself. You don’t have to continue feeling bad or thinking poorly about yourself or keep struggling with your emotions.

How I do it

I use a variety of methods to address behaviors, mood, relationship, and life challenges including interventions from Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ITP). I will help you identify the source of the problems, develop techniques to stabilize moods, increase frustration tolerance, and develop communication and conflict resolution skills. I also act as an advocate, a listener, and a sounding board to make sure you always feel supported.

My Experience

I received my Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a Victimology Concentration and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Forensic Psychology from the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University. I also received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

I have completed Level 1 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also have extensive experience providing therapy for individuals who have been victims of sexual trauma using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.

A little more about me

Because I believe that our relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy, I want you to know a bit more about me. You should know that I love to travel, am an avid podcast listener, and enjoy spending time with my family and dog.