Jenny  Hoit
Zencare Vetted

Jenny Hoit

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Registered Art Therapist, ATR
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica, West Hollywood Accepting In-person
Updated March 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss

Professional statement

Jenny Hoit is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist with offices in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, CA. Clients reach out to Jenny for many reasons: Some people have really strong ideas about themselves that are not so helpful. Others are challenged by communication. Some feel lost or experience a disconnection from themselves, others, or their environment. Some experience overwhelming emotions.. Some are battling the pressures and stress of daily life. Some, despite Herculean efforts, feel like they're never enough—good enough, smart enough, fit enough, thin enough, fill-in-the-blank-enough. Some are longing for more joy. Some are longing for other kinds of change but don’t know how to move forward in a healthy or effective way. These and other experiences are often packaged into different therapeutic categories—life transitions, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, addiction, poor body image, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, or trauma. What they all have in common is that they are deeply human experiences.

Jenny’s approach to therapy is eclectic. She’ll respond to your needs and strengths, drawing from her experience, intuition, and the approaches she’s trained in—including family systems, talk therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, somatic therapy (which considers the mind/body connection) and attachment (relational) based therapy.

Your experience of therapy will be uniquely your own. Your work with Jenny can focus on specific goals or it can be exploratory and non-linear. While talking will usually be a large part of therapy, Jenny may also suggest writing, reflective exercises, meditation practices, story telling, role playing, therapeutic touch, and art making. Together, you’ll discover what approaches work best for you.

Jenny received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy & Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 2009. She is midway through a three-year Somatic Experiencing certification and has extensive training in supporting people through stress, trauma, and significant change. While her offices are located in the LA region, she also offers therapy online (by video) and therapy by phone to accommodate your needs.


Message to clients

Therapy is a challenging and empowering journey that helps you face yourself and others, build resilience, grow, and find greater fulfillment and joy. A supportive connection and nurturing relationship are crucial in this journey, so it's important that you take the time you need to find a therapist who is right for you.  My experience is that when we're getting the right kinds of support, we all have the capacity and innate wisdom to find wholeness and experience a much richer, more fulfilling life.

My basic intention is to support you in being present with your experience—so you can know that you are fundamentally okay—and to help you move toward what really matters to you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Grief and loss - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jenny Hoit is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $220
  • Initial session: $220 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
1452 26th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Hollywood practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Aviva Family & Children's Services, 2011 - 2020
Rosemary Children's Services, 2010 - 2011
Amanacer, 2009 - 2010

Loyola Marymount University, MA, Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy, 2009
The Ohio State University, BS, 2006


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Jenny was incredibly helpful, friendly, and understanding. I felt very comfortable speaking with her from the start, and she had a very warm presence."
- Zencare client • January 2021