Jennifer Baffi

Jennifer Baffi, MA

Therapy • Loop

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 815-9660

333 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Bio

There are times in life that one’s feelings are beyond words. Those times where it feels difficult to strive for understanding and feel heard. It is my privilege to create a safe place to honor these feelings and process them in a non-judgmental way. This is where art lives and can help. Through this process, I help clients express themselves in a creative and healthy way to transcend obstacles and lead more fulfilling and rich lives.

I offer a gestalt-based, client-centered approach, creating an environment where mindfulness is explored and introduced to further the therapeutic experience. I will facilitate creating a strong connection with the “here and now”. This process is utilized to emphasized and focuses on the present for better understanding. Through better understanding and awareness of our current thoughts and feelings, we can explore and apply areas of growth and expand personal understanding.

Within the therapeutic space, I utilize Gestalt theory, Existential theory, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Art Therapy. The incorporation of art therapy allows every individual the invitation to express themselves without judgment with the solace of knowing the directives’ goal, focuses on the process and not the product. This means only being able to draw a stick figure is no need to worry, it’s not about artistic ability.

I’ve completed my master’s at Adler University where one of the core values that aligned deeply with me is to honor and respect everyone’s unique background, culture, and upbringing. This training allowed me to gain a new perspective on each client and the rich tapestry of history they bring into the therapeutic space. Some areas of specialty include Adjustment Disorders, Children, Adolescents, and Adult Psychotherapy, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, LGBTQIA+, Life Transition, PTSD, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, and Suicidal thoughts.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay

Specialties

    Adjustment Disorder • Adolescent/Child Psychotherapy • Adult Psychotherapy • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Child Psychotherapy • DBT/CBT • Depression • LGBTQ • Life Transition • Mindfulness • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts

Education and training

  • Adler University, Masters in Counseling: Art Therapy

Languages spoken

  • English
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