16771 NE 80th Street, Suite 204

Redmond, WA 98052

​(425) 223-0085 phone

counseling@jenniferpalau.com

​​​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 Washington, New York, and California.  I have been licensed since 2001.

I am a
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ through Behavioral Tech, LLC in Seattle, WA.  DBT is an evidenced-based treatment 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, mindfulness, and suicide prevention.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

​​​​​​For nearly 30 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 10 years as an ER Social Worker.  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 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.  Mindfulness and self-compassion are also core components of my work with clients, as these are such important practices for anyone wishing to reduce their own suffering.

​For more resources on suicide info and prevention, go to www.988lifeline.org. 

MY EDUCATION

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, 
    Certified Clinician

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Jennifer Palau, MSW, LICSW

Evidenced-Based Therapy for

Adolescents and Adults

 

*Masks required for in-person sessions