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Jennifer Gaumer, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

Welcome! My name is Jennifer Boden Gaumer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Southern California with over ten years of experience in providing therapy services. I have worked in many therapeutic settings including: a hospital-based child guidance clinic, residential treatment center, and community-based professional parenting program for teenagers in foster care. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, OCD and, learning disabilities. As a trained forensic interviewer, I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

Originally from Connecticut, I relocated to Southern California in 2009. I earned my Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 2001. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Clark University in Massachusetts.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and caring. I use various forms of psychotherapy (e.g., talk-therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy) to help my clients develop the tools necessary to address and/or relieve troubling symptoms and make positive improvements to their lives. The journey to starting a therapeutic relationship is one built on courage, strength, and trust. It takes courage to recognize the need for help, strength to believe in yourself, and trust in the therapeutic process.

Outside of being a therapist, I am an avid gardener and home renovation fan. I also enjoy reading, going to the beach, and traveling to new places with my husband and two daughters.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 27916

CT LCSW 58.005696

Reviews

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Jennifer Gaumer is just wonderful! I've never had therapy before, but she put me at ease immediately. In our sessions she listens with compassion and responds with insight and support. She was the perfect fit for me and I feel like I'm making progress already! Home run!

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been having sessions with Jen for over a year. She’s really got to know me and what’s important to me. She also has a pretty good knowledge of what bothers me and it helps us process my week in a way that is so wildly helpful. Thank you!

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Extremely pleasant and responsive. Passionate about what she does. Makes you think about things. Nonjudgmental.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and relationship issues

Jen is great at picking up the important phrase disguised as an off hand comment. Really great listener.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jennifer is incredibly supportive and always available when I need her. She is listens to my problems and helps me work through possible solutions to better myself. 10/10 would recommend.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

My life has radically changed since I started working with Jen through BH. It’s so comforting to know I have someone who is there for me without judgement. She is easy to access, and I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management