Dr. Jennifer Zumarraga is a board certified psychiatrist in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has over ten years of experience in working with children of all ages. She started out in research at the National Institute of Mental Health working with youth with ADHD. She continued her training at the University of Rochester and the University of Southern California.
Jen was formerly the Medical Director of ASPIRE, After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education at El Camino Hospital. She was involved in the formation of this specialized program for teens in response to the glaring shortage of services for adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders and the lack of resources for their families.
Jen’s professional interests include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She believes that in combating these illnesses, we must use the bio-psycho-social model, which includes working with the individual and family to address the educational issues, social/relationship difficulties, and medical aspects in order to treat the whole individual.
Dr. Zumarraga is a member of the following organizations:
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry