Meet Dr. Jessica Bauer
My passion is helping pregnant or new mothers feel supported and prepared for motherhood. The transition into motherhood can bring up unexpected feelings or thoughts and it is important to not feel alone during this transition.
I help individuals feel confident in having effective coping strategies to overcome any mental health issues that may arise.
In the office (which these days is home), I'm a dedicated advocate for my clients whom I help work through mental health issues spanning anxiety, depression, birth trauma, difficulty with sleep, and changes in the relationship after bringing baby home. Outside of the office, I'm a mother to three children and I know firsthand the struggles that women can face during the transition into motherhood.
I use both my professional and personal knowledge to help individuals feel more present and fulfilled in their lives.
Growing up, I always had an interest in understanding the human experience and exploring the diversity in how humans think, behave or feel. I pursued this interested by focusing on international studies and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and Business from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Following my graduation, I went abroad and taught English in China. After my return and working several jobs in international business, I decided to pursue a career in psychology. In 2007, I attended the University of Minnesota where I graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology.
I then decided I wanted to further my education and training to become a licensed psychologist. I moved to Colorado where I obtained my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 2014 with a focus in Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. Following the completion of my doctorate program, I completed my postdoctoral hours in private practice focused on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and in a group practice conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children as young as two years old to adults. I created my private practice in 2014 and dedicated my time and training in becoming a highly skilled therapist in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
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