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About Me

         I have over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, substance use issues and other mental health issues.  I've provided care for patients in an in-patient setting and designed an evidence-based group curriculum for that unit.   I opened Birch Psychiatric Services in 2011, which provides psychiatric medication management and talk therapy on an out-patient basis, as well as psychiatric medication consultations and nursing education services for Bay Area facilities.

Please call (510) 599-9421 or complete the Contact form on this site for more information or to schedule a consultation.




Patient Testimonials:


"I was 100% disillusioned with the therapy process before I was lucky enough to find Jennifer.  I was at a crisis point and no one to whom I went for help seemed willing to truly listen to me.  Jennifer is different.  Her background as a Nurse Practitioner has shaped her process in a way that has made her exponentially more open and understanding of her patients and their unique experiences.  Over the past two years, Jennifer has shown me such a selfless dedication to my well-being and a commitment to my positive outcomes that far surpasses what is required by her job.  Plainly, "gratitude" will ever be a strong enough word to describe my appreciation for what she has done for me."   --D.E.F.


"I wouldn't have the life I have today if I hadn't been seeing Jennifer these past three years;  I am so grateful."  --L.B.


"I feel like myself again!"  --C.S.


"Jennifer heard my cry for help... she patiently listened as I cried and then reached out to me in a manner that allowed me to make the right decision to admit myself to the hospital."   --D.H.  




Education:

1997 - B.A., Psychology; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2001 - M.A., Psychology; Boston University
2007 - MSN, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Yale University