Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer, MD


Dr. Schaefer is double board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Schaefer graduated from medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed both her general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship training at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Schaefer performs diagnostic clinical assessments for a number of psychiatric illnesses, including major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD, and autism. She practices evidence-based medication management to treat these disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Medication management is combined with brief therapeutic interventions. Dr. Schaefer is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Dr. Schaefer provides a compassionate, thoughtful, and evidence-based approach to treatment in working with children, teenagers, and their families. She works to collaboratively target each patient’s treatment to their particular goals through a combination of medication management and individual or family therapy. Dr. Schaefer’s approach to treatment is to non-judgmentally help her patients to develop hope, discover meaning, and become empowered to recover.


  • The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Double Board Certified – General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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Excellent mental health professionals in Austin!!! They truly care about their patients by offering first-class services!!
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  • Central Austin Office
    630 West 34th Street Suite 301
    Austin, TX 78705
  • South Congress Office
    4201 S Congress, Ste 203
    Austin, TX 78745

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    150 E. Sample Road, Suite 320
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064
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    5105P Backlick Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003


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