Jennifer Gaumer

LCSW

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 for teenagers, children, and family therapy. I have worked in many therapeutic settings including: a child guidance clinic, a guidance department at an intermediate school, residential treatment center for teenage girls, 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.

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 in 1995.

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 teens develop the tools necessary to address and/or relieve troubling symptoms and make positive improvements to their lives. During teen therapy, I use deep listening, skillful questions, and goal setting to help establish an individual therapeutic relationship with my clients. I also incorporate family therapy. 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Post-traumatic Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #27916 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LCSW #58.005696 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

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

Written by C.A. on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months

Jennifer has been so helpful with my daughter. She is very companionate, listens well while providing great suggestions for changes. We couldn’t be happier.

Written by K.E. 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

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 by T.I. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Jenn is a wonderful therapist. She largely just listens as I work out my issues. She offers a suggestion or brings up an anecdote from a past session occasionally that gives me perspective on myself and it’s very helpful. Everyone has a different style and hers works particularly good for me

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

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 by J.A. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month

Jennifer has been a big help to my daughter who has been suffering with generalized anxiety disorder. It has been very nice being able to get help from home and saving time traveling. My daughter looks forward to her sessions with Jennifer. Highly recommend her!

Written by D.A. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

I have been seeing Jennifer for I think a few months now. I have stopped and come back to her when issues have risen. She is so great at plainly just listening first of all, and really understands the position you are in. She , almost every session, makes me think of something i did not think of and really puts into perspective why I may be feeling a certain way. I always leave our sessions with a fresh breath of air. I have shared a lot with Jennifer and never have i ever felt judged. She is very knowledgeable and understanding, she helps break down thoughts in a non- confrontational way.

Written by J.A. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer has been an absolute joy to work with. When I entered the program I was dealing with very heavy anxiety and medicating. She helped me talk through my concerns, listened, and gave me relevant exercises which really helped. A+++++ She's radically helped me to have a better life.

Written by N.E. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

When someone has a LOT of issues and unresolved conflicts, it helps to have a relationship with a therapist that makes you feel happy and comfortable and trusting. I'm grateful to have found Jennifer. She is helping me be more relaxed and approaching situations/people differently. She is kind and smart but also does ask questions that make you think/redirect.
Janine

Written by R.E. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jen is such a sweet and caring person. She listens intently and asks questions to not only help me and make me think of why I am feeling this way but to understand my thoughts and feelings more herself. She will take note of certain things I say, like my birthday, or family members birthdays. I have had a couple sessions where I kind of broke down crying and she did not judge me at all. She sat there watched me cry and made herself available to my vulnerable side. She has a very relaxed, and empathetic vibe to her. Very easy to talk. Our conversations can be very serious sometimes but we also can crack some jokes together. I am very grateful and blessed to have her as my therapist. Thank you so much Jen.

Written by D.E. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is such a kind hearted and easy person talk to! i enjoy our conversations every week. Jennifer has helped me in so may areas in my crazy life, and is there when ever i need her :)

Written by A.N. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

She’s awesome!! :)

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