My Practice

Focus of my Practice


 The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience. It comes with intense emotions including denial, sadness, anger, confusion, and when these emotions are shifting rapidly, which happens in grief, you can feel very vulnerable and in need of support. 

The perinatal period– during pregnancy and postpartum - can also come with a mix of emotions – happiness, excitement, anticipation as well as challenging feelings of anxiety, depression, and loss.   

The challenging emotions of anxiety or depression are not usually expected and many women struggle alone, afraid to ask for help.

In my practice, I specialize in these two areas. I work with adults who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one (adult or child) as well as women who are experiencing challenging emotions while being pregnant or during the postpartum period.  I believe in highlighting the strengths these individuals possess and guiding them through the recovery process. 

My approach is person-centered psychotherapy provided in an environment that is supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental.

About Me


    In the 24 years I have spent as a Medical Social Worker, I have worked extensively with grief and  maternal/child health. Through this work I have been rewarded with the opportunity to support, counsel, and provide resource navigation to individuals who have lost a loved one, who are adjusting to a medical condition and to moms and dads who are working through their adjustment to parenthood. In my private practice, I take my role a step further, working more intimately with my clients and assisting them through the mental health challenges that can come with loss and during the pregnancy and postpartum period. 


Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CA LCSW #22149

BA in Psychology – UC Berkeley

Master's Degree in Social Welfare – UCLA

Member of PSI-Postpartum Support Internation



Postpartum Support:

  • Supporting Mama’s - Mothers' support groups and resources (
  • Family Tree Wellness - Mom’s and Dad’s groups and education (
  • Postpartum Support International - Online information and support (

Grief Support for Neonatal Loss:

  • HAND - Helping After a Neonatal Death (

Contact me

For more information or to schedule a session, please call (408) 664-0840

Jenelle Phillips, LCSW

718 University Avenue, Suite 110, Los Gatos, California 95032, United States

In case of emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Other crisis numbers: • National Hopeline Network Hotline (800) 442-4673 • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255

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