Staff Psychologist

DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center


Jennifer A. Shaver, Ph.D. works with older teens and adults and specializes in treating suicidality, self-injury, and anxiety, as well as trauma-related, eating/food-related, and substance abuse disorders.

Jenny earned her doctorate at the University of Arkansas in 2015. While on internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium in Baltimore, she received advanced training both in providing mindfulness-based treatments for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Jenny followed these experiences by completed a two-year fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in association with the Behavior Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington, where she was associate director of clinical training and director of data management. Most recently, she has worked as a staff psychologist at the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Her primary research interests center on identifying which skills and protocols within DBT account for the benefits of the treatment.

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys a wide array of television programs, along with working out and spending time with her miniature Australian Shepherd, Bear. She is licensed in the State of Washington and is also a member of PSYPACT with authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT).