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Jennifer Baumgardner, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 25353


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.

I’m so grateful for the ongoing support. Jennifer is there in the highs and lows of life. It’s so comforting to know that someone out there gets me and to proactively have someone there for when things get tough. It’s also nice to have the consistency when life is easier too! It’s a great opportunity to reflect, have time to focus on me, and to plan and prepare for what’s next!

Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, 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 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

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 Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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

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