Jennifer Pfeuffer, Psy.D.

Current Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling & Health Psychology

Classes Taught

  • Fundamentals of Counseling I & II
  • Biopsychosocial Approaches and Whole Person Healing
  • Lifespan Development
  • Multiculturalism
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Behavioral Medicine Theories
  • Interventions Lab


  • Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University in 2016
  • M.A. in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2007
  • B.S. in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh in 2003

Teaching Philosophy

My 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, I encourage 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.

Clinical/Teaching/Research Interests

Autism and Developmental Disorders, Multiculturalism and Social Justice, Trauma Treatment, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Past Experience

Psychologist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic – Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health and Trauma Treatment Center; Psychologist at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Nursing Home; Behavioral Therapist Autism Treatment at Family Behavioral Resources. Also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Robert Morris University in Moon, PA; California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA; Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA; and Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association



Jennifer Pfeuffer with teal shirt standing by tree
Jennifer Pfeuffer
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Counseling & Health Psychology