Jennifer Baumgardner

LCSW

About me

Life can be full of challenges, and there are times when working with an understanding counselor can really help you through those tough times. I want to be here to help you if you are going through one of those times right now.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of ages, and with many different concerns. I have experience with teens, veterans, and adults in all stages of life. I have worked with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life transitions, grief, infertility and pregnancy loss, and maternal mental health.

My counseling style is warm, supportive, and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach largely combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic counseling, but I also pull from other theoretical models as needed. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to help you get what you want out of the counseling experience.

It takes courage to reach out for help and to make changes in your life. If you are ready to take the first step and start that journey, I am here to help.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Fertility Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LCSW 25353


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Baumgardner. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

It’s life changing to have someone who knows what’s going on in your life. Jennifer always knows just what to say. It feels like I’m chatting with a friend who is really skilled at helping me! It’s so much better than a chat with a friend though - because this time is all about me… which is a rare experience! Jennifer remembers details and draws from past examples to give me really informed insights.

Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer gave me so much hope about my life because of her help. She made me feel comfortable, and so I felt safe to be vulnerable and open with her. She is very good at giving practical and non-intimidating action steps, which really helped me progress from theory to actuality. I am so very grateful for her help.

Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I really appreciate all the advice she gives and that she is really responsive. I feel like she has already helped me in the short time we’ve been chatting. I was worried that I would just hear the same things that you read on the internet on how to deal with mental health issues but having the opportunity to actually talk about specific situations and things I’m going through has been incredibly helpful. I also appreciate the language she uses that makes me feel like she’s actually listening to me not just sending cookie cutter responses.

Written on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jennifer seems to really understand and verbalize what I am going through. She helps put my thoughts and feelings into words when I struggle to do so. She is also great at checking in when I haven't responded in a while.

Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is great! She’s very supportive and always responds to everything I send her in a timely manner. She checks in with me if she hasn’t heard from me in a while and gives great advice.

Written on Feb 18, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is great! Very kind and a great listener! I’m very satisfied with her abilities thus far!

Written on Aug 06, 2019 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jennifer is so kind, understanding and thoughtful. I feel like she understands what I’m going through when at times I feel like no one else does. I felt comfortable talking to her and she was completely non-judgmental.

Written on Jun 06, 2019 after therapy with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jennifer is very caring and professional. She always makes me feel comfortable and like no problem is too small. She is great about reading everything that I write and gives me thoughtful responses.

Written on Apr 12, 2019 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jennifer listens and helps me in dealing with my issues. I feel like I’m talking to a friend who understands and wants to help me get through the tough times.

Written on Feb 15, 2019 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months

Jennifer is very kind and warm, and always makes me feel heard. I really appreciate her support. It's helped me a lot during a difficult time in my life.

Written on Dec 28, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer is probably the best therapist I've ever had, and I'm no stranger to therapy. She's really good at listening but knows when to stop me be give me advice or words of encouragement. I have a tendency of being complacent with my appointments and Jennifer always sends me messages just checking in which really helps me keep appointments and continue with therapy.

Written on Nov 15, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer is very kind. Checks in with you just to see how you are doing. I’ve never had a therapist do that! She responds promptly. She works tirelessly nights, weekends to help people. Listens and does what she was trained to do. Help.

Written on Oct 16, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Jennifer takes the time to listen to what I say and she understands exactly what I mean. She also checks in with me which makes me feel more at ease. She always makes me feel that my thoughts, opinions and feelings are valid and I’m not overreacting

Written on Oct 14, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer is extremely understanding and very objective. She wants to know the full scope of every single aspect of my life and that’s what I appreciate most.

Written on Oct 13, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jennifer is amazing. I’ve only had a few sessions but her responses are always understanding, supportive, and helpful.

Written on Oct 10, 2018 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Thanks Jennifer for all your help I am so grateful I have someone who can listen to my problems without judging me.

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