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Meet Jemika Gardner

Therapist

Hey there, I'm Jemika!

My passion is treating women's issues, complex trauma & PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief & loss. I love working with kiddos 7 yrs+, teens, college students, and young professionals!
This staff member is not currently accepting new patients.
Specialities:
  • Abuse
  • Adults with Childhood Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Motherhood
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
Types of Therapies:
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play/Sand Therapy

Hi! My name's Jemika Gardner and I'm a Licensed Master Social Worker. I earned my degree from the University of Missouri (Go Tigers!).

As a Clinical Therapist. my passion is working with kids, teens, college students, and emerging professionals treating a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, anger issues, oppositional defiant disorder, self-esteem, women's issues, and grief and loss. Additional areas of interest include postpartum and borderline personality disorder. My treatment style is a combination of CBT, DBT, CPT, play therapy, person-centered therapy.

I am originally from the Chicago area. I am the oldest of 4 and my family is super important to me so I like to travel home to visit as often as possible. I am a dog mom to my sweet shih tzu Belle (I refuse to admit how spoiled she is). When I am not working I am usually crafting, reading, re-watching shows I've seen a billion times, or hanging out with friends and family.

Jemika's Education & Experience

Education

Masters of Social Work from University of Missouri

Qualifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri (#2022036927)

Certifications and Trainings

  • TF-CBT certification in Missouri (expected completion March 2023)
  • Evidence Informed Intervention for Acute Stress in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Evidence Based Interventions for Trauma and PTSD in Adolescents and Adults
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches for Depression in Adolescents and Adults
  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention
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