Jennifer Oatman is a psychotherapist who provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples in Annapolis, MD. She has worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient trauma unit, university counseling center, domestic violence and sexual assault center, federal government employee assistance programs and private practice. She is an empathic, non-judgmental and engaging therapist who challenges her clients to build insight into their emotions, patterns of thought and behavior. Jennifer utilizes a broad range of techniques and interventions to provide individualized treatment for the full range of psychological difficulties and will work with you to determine the best therapeutic approach for your needs. She is adept in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and specializes in treating trauma and relationship difficulties. She has a growing interest in also working with parents who seek to have a better relationship with their children.
Jennifer draws from Sue Johnson's Emotion Focused Therapy and her training in Gottman Method couples therapy when treating couples.
Having worked as a senior analyst within the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense in her previous career, Jennifer brings a unique perspective when providing psychological services to federal government employees, federal contractors and members of the military. Her experience has been helpful to breaking down the barriers to seeking out treatment because employees have felt that she understands the world within which they work, the stressors and the complexities that come with their jobs.
Jennifer completed her graduate work at Loyola University Maryland in Clinical Psychology and pursued post-graduate training at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC where she earned an Advanced Certificate in Psychotherapy Practice. She strives to help people improve their overall well-being and reduce suffering.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychanalysis (ICP&P)
Institute for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM)