Dr. Barbara Morris Jensen was highly recommended to me by my son's pediatrician over three years ago. I had just walked away from my son's abusive father, the house we just bought, and nearly everything I owned. I knew the process of getting safe and getting my self esteem back was going to be very difficult and I did not want to take my hurt and anger out on my son who was not even two years old at the time. I left Dr. Morris Jensen a message from the pediatrician's sticky note in which she returned just at the time I needed her to. I had returned from a very emotional day at court, just lost an enormous amount of faith and self worth and her voice was soothing and encouraging.
From day one Dr. Morris Jensen worked with me financially and knew that I needed to continue therapy and she is the reason I am here today writing this letter for all to read.
I went from an abused woman who was in disbelief of the situation. I gave up my career to be with my son, helped my ex purchase a house, walked away from the physical and verbal abuse and found myself a single mother living from friend to friend and scared out of my mind. I was lovingly given tools and absolute support during my transition in therapy. I read every book she recommended, listened to every CD she wrote down, paid close attention to her words and lived by them every day. Now I am working for the Ventura County Office of Education, I am painting murals for schools and residences, I am able to put my son in an incredible preschool and I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in Psychology at California Lutheran University.
I too wish to help people now and am purusing my career as an art therapist. After my therapy sessions, Dr. Morris Jensen encouraged me to paint as one of my tools for healing and now I am making a career out of what was once my biggest fear, "could I be an artist and make money?" Yes... and I am. The schools I work at encourage me to use my artisitc abilites to help the emotionally disturbed children we deal with on a daily basis. Wow! Is this me? Yes, and if anyone would have told me 2 1/2 years ago that this would be me, I absolutely would not have believed them.
It is work and it is hard and I would do it all over again because it is my truth and my reality. Without the help of Dr. Morris Jensen, I would not be where I am today. I went to a lot of therapists, psychologists and most wanted me to just take a "pill" and "get over it" while holding their hand out for payment as I left t he sessions unfulfilled and uninspired. There was an instant connection I had with Dr. Morris Jensen and I am so glad I didn't give up on myself. I would leave her sessions with a sense of hope and a feeling of excitment for life and what is to come. I am actually excited to find out what will happen next.
Thank you Dr. Morris Jensen and as you so comfortingly tell me, "be well".
I have had the privilege of knowing Dr. Barbara Morris Jensen for several years. As a fellow clinician I have to say, I am in awe of her unique instincts, compassion, skills and talents. She has the ability to combine these gifts with her education in Interactive Guided Imagery, Life Coaching, and Psychology to connect with her patients in a way that is inspiring. Her presence, personality, and spirit provides a welcoming/safe environment for growth and peace. I cannot say enough good things about this special individual!
James Di Marino, DMD, MSEd, Director of Clinical Affairs
I feel that through working with Barbara, I've been able to receive strong clarity about my personal and professional lives. I'm able to better achieve my goals and keep a more effective lifestyle. I've been able to develop a new courage to take on difficult challenges and know that the decisions I'm making are intelligent ones based on the facts and not just my emotions. It's a step in the right direction, to propel my business, working with a professional to set and achieve my goals successfully.
Your impact has been tremendous. As a business coach, you have helped me focus on my plan, prioritize my activities, and become much more efficient.
From a personal coaching perspective, you have been a fantastic sounding board, and you have helped me understand issues from many different perspectives. You also have a gift for stripping away the layers of an issue and getting to the heart, where it can be solved.
You have gently but firmly pushed me when I needed it most, and that has made a world of difference in both the personal and professional aspects of my life.
For that, I sincerely thank you.
Barbara Morris Jensen has been my personal and professional coach for the last two years, and as a result, I am experiencing breakthroughs in all areas of my life. She has assisted me in organizing my mind into new patterns of brilliance and light that bring out the best in me, and I feel more like I am resonating to the structure and form of my best self with feelings of joy and love supporting me. With her guidance, I am unlocking my deepest potential and creating my dream business and life and loving it!! Barbara is an instrument for change and she holds sacred space for going beyond what you thought was possible. I would very highly recommend Barbara’s services to anyone who desires to live life to the fullest and step into their dream life.
After spending just one session with Dr. Jensen, I knew the impact she would make on me would last a lifetime. Her warm, kind, spiritual demeanor is a natural gift that helps guide me. She always has a way of bringing me from a heightened state back to center. With her help, I am finding the best me that I can. She has a way of showing me how to empower myself and look introspectively at my life. Her centered, non-judgmental, and quite funny personality makes me feel so welcomed into her office every time I see her. She has been able to provide the outside perspective that I needed on my marriage, my relationships, and my own life. After leaving a session, I feel encouraged and eager to implement the skills we discussed throughout the week. Without the help of Dr. Jensen, I can’t say that I would be the person I am today. If there was only a way I could carry her around with me everyday! I do not know if I will be ever able to thank her for all of her guidance but I know that I will be able to spread the light to others that she has shown to me.
It was a challenging day, the day I decided to take a bold leap of faith and act on my intuition and contact this lady I only knew from her face on Psychologytoday.com. One of my best friends and co-workers and I were musing in his front room berating our lives. "Why are we so lazy?? Why are we not producing more volume for our company? What is wrong with us??"
Dr. Morris Jensen,
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your help in getting me through some difficult times. I honestly didn’t know what someone could do to help, because of my situation, but knew I needed someone. Your wonderful, caring spirit and your amazing ability to communicate and help me see what I couldn’t see, has lifted my spirits. You have helped guide me to change and grow, in my ability to see things a little bit differently. It has made a tremendous difference in my outlook and I will always be grateful for your insight. I know I’ll see you again in my future. And I wish you only good things in your life. You deserve that!
Thank you, and Bless
The first time I saw Barbara I was in a lost, hopeless, broken space. I was completely disconnected from myself, and my reality. I knew there was more for my life, but I had no means to get there. From our very first session I felt welcomed, loved, and I had a great sense of hope for the first time in a long time. She told me that I needed a tool belt, and that she was going to teach me tools for life. Boy, was she right. From simple tools like “heavy or light”, to stopping to check if I was at all “green lights” with my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual self, my life was forever transformed. Today I am better connected with myself than I ever thought possible. I no longer have to wear the “masks” that I once thought would be family heirlooms. I can walk with courage, and strength through the present moment. I can find gratitude for my past. I have hopes and dreams that I now know and believe are attainable for my future. I have a love for myself, just as I am, that I never dreamed possible. Barbara helped reshape my life. She supported, and encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I am forever grateful for her, and the light she brings to the world.