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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
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 Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 27916
CT LCSW 58.005696
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.
My daughter really likes Jen. She listens and has lots of suggestions and support for life as a teenager. Such an improvement a year has made
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!
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!
Extremely pleasant and responsive. Passionate about what she does. Makes you think about things. Nonjudgmental.
Jen is great at picking up the important phrase disguised as an off hand comment. Really great listener.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
She’s awesome!! :)