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 Marriage and Family Therapist, but you can also call me a relationship specialist, self esteem booster, an emotional supporter and a mood changer. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and couples who want to feel better about themselves and their relationships. I can help you increase your communication skills, feel calmer and more in control of your emotions, have more confidence and decrease your symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Relationship specialist

Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and they are not easy. They require effort and work to sustain and every so often we all need a little help. I can help you learn how to peacefully communicate with your partner to decrease 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. Specifically when we are going through a life transition, facing a challenge, having problems in a relationship or struggling at figuring out our purpose and what we want to do with our life. My role is to help you learn to cope with your emotions in a productive way and feel better about yourself. You don’t have to continue feeling badly 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 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I will help you identify the source of the problems, develop techniques to stabilize moods, increase frustration tolerance, and develop communication skills. I also act as an advocate, a listener, and a mentor to make sure you always feel supported.

My Experience

In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I also received my doctorate degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University, completed my post-doctoral training hours, and am currently studying to take my California state licensing examination for psychologists. I completed my Bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University and my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

I am also a State Certified Sexual Crisis Counselor and a State Certified Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor.

I also have extensive experience providing therapy for adults 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, both domestic and international. I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, and spending time with family and friends, including my dog, Loki.