Jennifer Lee Pfeuffer


Dr. Jennifer Pfeuffer

Department of Counseling and Health Psychology

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences

San Diego

Jennifer Lee Pfeuffer, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Health and Psychology. Her approach to teaching is based in the belief that learning is a life-long process, for both students and myself. It centers on collaborate efforts that encourage the integration of research and experiential experiences through application and reflection. Expanding one’s way of thinking and living outside of our comfort zone is essential for growth. Therefore, she encourages new ways of interpretation and continued questioning and evaluation. The commitment to expanding one’s lens in terms of how we view psychological issues is a crucial ingredient in professional and personal growth and vital to the helping field. The ability to think holistically is essential, as there are many moving parts that impact the person on many levels.


Dr. Pfeuffer obtained her Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. As a licensed psychologist, her clinical experiences included the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults impacted by a variety of mental health concerns. Specifically, Dr. Pfeuffer has provided psychological services to those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, trauma, and autism. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and mindfulness interventions. Dr. Pfeuffer has been an educator for over twelve years and enjoys creating a classroom environment that encourages curiosity and sharing. When she is not working, Dr. Pfeuffer enjoys being in nature, live music, and spending time with her animals.


  • Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • San Diego Psychological Association