Jen Bauer, Ph.D, L.P.

Jen Bauer, Ph.D, L.P.



My goal as a psychologist is to provide my clients with a safe space where they can truly be who they are without judgment.  I strongly believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and have support.  Serving diverse populations is incredibly important to me and I enjoy providing that safe space to process many of the “isms” our society imposes.  I am an LGBTQ ally and have experience walking with others at different stages of their journey.  My door is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, spirituality, religion, race, or ethnicity.


.  I am a huge self-care advocate and believe that the best way a parent can influence their child is by being a role model for self-care which could mean a parent also seeking therapy for extra support.  Perhaps you are feeling more stressed out than usual, going through a major life change, or have been struggling for years and finally decided to seek help.  Whatever your reason, together we can come up with a plan to help you achieve your goals and live the life you have envisioned.

Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with family, especially my nieces and nephews.  I enjoy being outdoors doing anything from kayaking, to biking, hiking, camping, swimming, white water rafting, or just enjoying the sunshine.  Indoors I tend to spend time in the gym or at a yoga studio.  I also love animals and have a very large cat named Ike (he is 16 pounds).


As a way to become a more holistic practitioner, I integrate my 500-hour yoga teacher training knowledge so that I can begin to use movement with clients in therapeutic ways. I also use HRV Biofeedback to help clients begin to understand and manage their physiological reactions.  I believe that our physical health and mental health are closely connected and am passionate about helping people reach goals physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Come as you are. Counseling Center of West Michigan does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available


Tel. (616) 805-3660

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Text. (616) 209-8198