Jennifer Shebesta
Chief Program Officer

Leader Profile

A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from San Jose State University, Jennifer has worked with Stanford Youth Solutions since 2003. Prior to assuming her role as Director, she served as both a Clinical Program Manager and Residential Therapist for Stanford Youth Solutions, working in the residential program, FOCUS and the Counseling Center. Her background includes extensive training and experience in the mental health field, where she has specialized in areas like cognitive-behavioral treatment, domestic violence training, child abuse treatment, gang awareness and suicide prevention.

Jennifer sees first-hand the benefits of providing a family-centered practice for youth and families who become involved with the CPS system. “Our program strives to involve family members in the treatment process, actively supporting family reunification whenever possible,” she says. “The emphasis on family involvement has provided a healthy forum for many children and families to reach their goals.”