Elinor Jewett

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: MA, LMFT

Industry Expertise: community mental health and private practice


Elinor Jewett received her bachelor of science at Vassar College and her master’s in clinical psychology with a child and families specialization at Antioch University, Los Angeles. She has been working in private practice with couples, families and individuals for over 10 years, addressing relationship issues, intergenerational trauma, attachment dynamics, parenting, anxiety, depression, and regulation. Jewett also works in community mental health at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center where she provides therapy for underserved families and facilitates parenting groups in transitional housing programs. Jewett’s work with vulnerable populations emphasizes building interpersonal skills, fostering attachments, and developing inner strengths. In her work with families, Jewett focuses on the role of parents and influences of culture, and she writes both educational and humorous articles about the journey of parenting. Jewett is influenced by interpersonal neurobiology, emotionally focused family therapy, humanistic psychology and attachment theory.