Dr. Jennifer Chen is a licensed clinical psychologist in the East Bay in Northern California. She is a native to the Bay Area, and received her BA in Psychology and BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her doctorate degree from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Chen has had extensive training in inpatient and outpatient hospitals, VA medical centers, forensic settings, and community mental health clinics in both the Bay Area and New York City. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and her postdoctoral hours at the Bronx VA Medical Center and at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She holds a credential as a National Register of Health Service Psychologist.
She previously worked as a senior psychologist at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, primarily seeing adolescents and adults in individual therapy and teaching didactics to trainees at the center. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Her clinical interests include mindfulness, cultural factors and competency in mental health, and behavioral health interventions.
Dr. Chen enjoys having one foot in academia, and was also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College in the Department of Psychology, teaching in the Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program. She has taught courses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Foundations of Therapy, and Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Factors in Counseling.
Dr. Chen is listed on the Healing for Activists website, and offers reduced-fee services for BLM activists. She also consults and facilitates workshops for organizations and institutions that want to initiate change conversations on race and privilege.