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The name "Haya" in Hebrew means "alive," which was really interesting to discover as I tried to determine what I wanted to name my practice.  My wish for my clients is that the work we embark on together leads to a lively, more animated life.  So, not only is "Haya" my family name, it works well in communicating the purpose of my practice.

My desire to assist clients in their movement toward awareness, healing, and change is the driving force of my work.  So much of what we've experienced throughout our lives may have left us feeling unloved, unsafe, and unseen, leading us to lose hope and close ourselves off.  Through the work that we do together, you can come away with a better understanding of how you arrived in the present and learn what steps you can make towards the future you seek.

Are you ready to take that next step?  If yes, click here!

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  • Community mental health counselor with school-based experience at an East Bay high school, working with students with history of trauma and at-risk teens

  • Clinician at a non-profit mental health clinic in Bay Area, serving children, teens, adults, couples and families

  • Currently serving as a leader/mentor to teenagers in my community through my local church

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  • Married for 15+ years with 2 children and 2 doggies

  • Middle-child

  • 2nd generation Filipino-American, Bay Area native

  • Veteran of the US Army, with two deployments to the Balkan region

  • As a History major for my bachelor's degree, my brain constantly seeks themes, patterns and continuity when I hear stories

  • I'm addicted to true-crime documentaries and murder mysteries

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  • I work as a partner with my clients to create the goals and plan for treatment​

  • I'm constantly seeking to learn how to do this work effectively, remaining teachable and open to new ideas

  • My own experience with deep pain has shown me how to recognize it in others; I welcome you to share your experiences with me

  • Although therapy can be hard at times, I do my best to make space for humor and fun

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  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling from Western Seminary, San Jose

  • Bachelor of Arts in History - European History from University of California, San Diego

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**If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255 or text "Home" to 741741. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need local crisis intervention/support in the Bay Area, check out Bay Area Suicide Crisis & Intervention Alliance (BASCIA) online. I do not offer crisis counseling or emergency services. 


Jennifer Haya is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 127004) and a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC 9907) at Couples Recovery Center and is supervised by Dr. Harry Motro, a Couples Counselor, and is an employee of Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., which is a Professional Corporation. Couples Recovery Center provides specialized couples counseling and includes the following professionals:



The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic relationship.

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