• National Association of Social Workers

  • Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

MY EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

My passion for helping people began with my undergraduate studies.  After obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Fredonia in 1992, I received my Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1994.  I am a Masters level Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) licensed in both Washington state and California.  I have been licensed since 2001.

I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech, LLC in Seattle, WA.  DBT is an evidenced-based program developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. at the University of Washington. In DBT, behavioral change is balanced with acceptance, compassion and validation.​  I continue to receive training on advanced topics in DBT and suicide prevention.

Jennifer Palau, MSW, LICSW

Evidenced-Based Therapy for

Adolescents and Adults

​​​​For 25 years, my career has focused on working with adolescents and adults in areas of trauma, abuse, suicide, and mental illness. 


I have worked in both public and private settings including San Diego County Child Protective Services, private schools for emotionally disturbed teens, and Seattle Children's Hospital where I worked for 9 years as an ER Social Worker.  I've worked closely with psychiatric hospitals, foster homes, residential treatment centers, Family Court and Juvenile Court.  I've had extensive experience being an advocate for teens in courts, hospitals, and schools.  I now use my private practice to reach people on a personal level for their own healing.  I absolutely love what I do, and believe that any teen or adult can move beyond their own pain and suffering into a life worth living.  I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults that are experiencing multiple problems in multiple areas of their lives using evidenced-based modalities, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

16771 NE 80th Street, Suite 204

Redmond, WA 98052


​ (425) 223-0085

counseling@jenniferpalau.com