Jennifer Chen, PsyD
Jennifer Chen, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist Oakland | Berkeley

About Dr. Chen


I am a licensed clinical psychologist serving the East Bay in Northern California. Currently, I split my time between seeing patients in private practice and working as a clinical supervisor in the Specialty Mental Health division of Asian Health Services in Oakland Chinatown. I am a native to the Bay Area, and received my BA in Psychology and BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. I worked as a healthcare tech consultant for a number of years before returning back to school for my graduate studies. I received my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium in Palo Alto, CA. I have had extensive training in inpatient and outpatient hospitals, VA medical centers, forensic settings, and community mental health clinics in the Bay Area and New York City.  I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center and Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY and my postdoctoral hours at the Bronx VA Medical Center and at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

I previously worked as a senior psychologist at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in New York City, primarily seeing adolescents and adults in individual therapy and teaching weekly didactics to trainees at the center. I am an expert in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My clinical interests include mindfulness, cultural factors and competency in mental health, and behavioral health interventions.

I enjoy having one foot in academia, and was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College in the Department of Psychology, teaching in the Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program. I have taught courses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Foundations of Therapy, and Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Factors in Counseling.

I am listed on the Healing for Activists website, and offer reduced-fee services for BLM activists. I also consult and facilitate workshops for organizations and institutions that want to initiate change conversations on race, privilege, and inclusion.

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