Hola, I’m Jenny

Hola, My name is Jenny Viveros, es un placer conocerte! I was born and raised in Venice California (Tongva Lands), my family is native to Michoacan and raices Puerto Riquenas. Since I was 3 months old I have gone back to my mother’s rancho Quencio, Michoacan. Having been embraced by my mother’s community is what has shaped my world vision of what healing means to me, which is it takes a village to heal a person. I have embraced the deep love of my cultural background through dance and have used that as a part of healing the feminine.  At a young age social justice issues were at the fore front with helping the community I was raised in and seeing the deep effects of gentrification in the community of Venice.

 I received my Bachelors of Arts in Chicana/o/x studies and Global and International Studies from the University of Santa Barbara in 2006 and received Master in Social Work for California State University, Northridge. My Thesis focused on the benefits of dance and body movement for mental wellness.

I have 12 years of experience of working for a non-profit in the micro to macro level social work practice primarily working with adolescents, adults and families. I have managed two different programs as a Clinical Supervisor and have focused in supervision in a collaborative and team based approach, by involving curiosity, self-care, respect and the importance of cultural humility and awareness of self.

In Private Practice I incorporate traditional Mexican healing as a tool to heal mind, body, and spirit. I provide Therapy Limpias where the first part is a platica session to identify and bring awareness to mind body and spirit in combination with a limpia, using different herbs and scents to facilitate the body and mind to release and reconnect with oneself.

I have 10 years of experience supervising MSW students directly in the field of social work and I provide consultation and training. I have done workshops on family therapy, self-care through a cultural lens, and trauma.

Professional Bio

I graduated in 2009 from Cal State Northridge with a Masters of Arts in Social Work. I had previously earned a Bachelors of Arts in Chicanx Studies and Global and International Studies. For the last two years I have been working as a family preservation program manager and clinical supervisor. In 2018 I decided to open up my private practice and actively take on a few clients. I started off working as wrap around therapist and facilitator in 2009, working my way up to my current position.

Co-Presented For the National Latinx Social Work Conference, Chicago Illinois, 2019 “ Indigenous Spirituality and Cultural Concepts of Distress”.

Presented at CSUN SWRK 630 Family Crisis, Trauma, Grief. “ Incorporating Mexican traditional healing in Mental Health” August 2019

 “Connecting with our Inner Healer to Heal within and Empowering Therapy Clients to do the Same” June 2020

 “ Latinx Self-Care”  Vamos Fuerte, April 4 2020

“Family Therapy and Cultural Competency Training” D’Veal Family and Youth Services  Pasadena Ca. 2016, 2017, 2019,2020

“Latinas Breaking Barriers: Power of the Past- Force of the Future” Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference Cal State Northridge March 2018

 “ Understanding the Importance of Culture for Self-Care” Presentation to a class of 8th grade students, Flintridge Center