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Jessica Guilfoyle, Ph.D., LMFT
Director, Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies ProgramAssistant ProfessorSchool of Psychology & CounselingCounseling Ministries DepartmentMore about Jessica Guilfoyle, Ph.D., LMFT

Jessica Guilfoyle, Ph.D., LMFT


Dr. Jessica Guilfoyle currently serves as an assistant professor and director for the Ph.D. Counseling and Psychological Studies programs in the Regent University Department of Counseling Ministries.

In years prior, Guilfoyle decided to leave her career in retail to pursue her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. She completed her clinical hours and received her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Guilfoyle has a group practice in Dana Point, CA, and is licensed in 13 states to practice online telehealth therapy. Her issue specialties include infertility, perinatal mental health, trauma, grief, life transitions, self-harm, suicide, addiction, and career development. Guilfoyle holds certifications from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as an approved supervisor.

Guilfoyle began her career in higher education working as a program coordinator in Clinical Psychology at Vanguard University in 2013. Within two years, Guilfoyle went on to teach a variety of classes in the graduate program, to include Career Development, Diversity, Clinical Foundations, Addictive Behaviors, Field Practicum, and Clinical and Professional Development.

Guilfoyle went on to pursue her Ph. D in Counseling and Psychology Studies, with a concentration in grief, from Regent University. She was a standout in her studies, which earned her the Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Counseling Ministries and ultimately led her to join the faculty.

Guilfoyle has three beautiful children and an amazing and supportive husband.

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 90326 (CA), 0001732 (CO), 2710-R (NV), 15435 (AZ), T1666 (OR), 203705 (TX), 176254 (AK), 8221 (ID), MF001286 (PA), 19 (WV), BBH-LMFT-LIC-50337 (MT), 0717001844 (VA)

CAMFT Approved Supervisor

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Perinatal Mental Health Certified, PSI5259

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 285-4388

Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, 285-4389

American Association of Suicidology- Crisis Worker Certified