Jesse Kauffman, Therapist in California — Zencare
Jesse  Kauffman
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Jesse Kauffman


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California, Michigan Accepting Online
Updated June 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Identity development
  • Anxiety
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Jesse Kauffman (LCSW) works with non-linear thinkers searching for a therapist with intuitive wisdom who cherishes the divergent path. He specializes in connecting with people who are neurodivergent and have always felt different even if others couldn't tell.

His clients are notoriously curious and adept improvisors, who are playfully creative, but they still feel perpetually out-of-sync with the world around them. They charm others with their insight and levity, and save the biting criticisms for themselves. So they end up feeling like anxious imposters, waiting to be exposed.

Acquiescing to others has helped his clients get by without too many catastrophes, but deep down they can't keep convincing themselves that they're okay with just getting by. There's a deeper itch that's beckoning them into an alternative way of being. Yes, still different, but personal, integrated, aligned with their soul.

Jesse approaches therapy as the life-changing work that it is, and while there's a serious commitment to exploring one's psyche, it doesn't mean Jesse or his clients are required to take themselves too seriously. Excavating one's own lived experience and the difficulty of navigating a world not built for you is not for the faint of heart, yet Jesse's clients continue to be curious, adapt, and play.

Jesse is intentional in creating and holding space for clients to find and share a more authentic version of themselves. Clients are well-met when they bring curiosity about their distinct approach to life, courage to speak what has been left unsaid, and compassion to nurture a deeper truth about themselves.

Message to clients

Hi there, I'm Jesse. I appreciate the time you're spending on my profile, allowing yourself to really consider if we'd work well together. Therapy is a deeply personal experience and whether or not we start working together, the time you spend finding a therapist that's a right fit for you is time well spent.

Therapy is a commitment. Ugh...that sounds so intense! And in many ways it is when you're exploring the depth of your experience and how it shapes the life you have now. How will you move from your current life, to the life that you desire? That's where the commitment becomes vital, to understand yourself enough to consciously move toward the life you truly desire, you'll need to show up for yourself regularly.

Therapy is the truth, well the pursuit of it. I will be very honest. I may have some insights into what's going on in your life, but I will not have all the answers and frankly neither will you, at least not initially. This work unfolds and reveals more of who you truly are and will challenge you to see yourself with more clarity.

Therapy is sacred. It's okay if you have a mixed relationship with the word "sacred," I do too. But I can't think of a more accurate word for the special experience of alchemizing the pain of your past to supercharge the strength of your future. It's a journey I'm honored to share.

If you're ready, I'm looking forward to meeting you.


ADHD - Neurodivergence is so misunderstood, even in the therapy world. There are so many benefits to having an ADHD brain, but you still live in a world that tells you otherwise. We'll dig into how your specific brain works and develop tools that empower you to adapt beyond our work together. Imagine what your life will look like with strategies that support your unique mind.

Identity development - How are you not yourself? It's a simple yet profound question to consider. Between the people in your life who are ready to give you their take and the predominate cultural messages you navigate, it's no wonder why finding the answer can feel so complicated. We can hold space for finding the multi-dimensional answer that is authentically you.

Anxiety - The worry, urgency, and anticipation has kept you safe and helped you accomplish a lot, until it got twisted and now its interfering. I know the slowing down can feel daunting, but re-connecting with your agency, power, and own nervous system can bring back the safety you're seeking.

Work stress - Work occupies SO much of our time and energy, and when it's a stressful situation we are living in that stress full-time. Dysfunctional leadership, poor work culture, busted team dynamic, or just feeling unfulfilled? We can talk about it all and then sort out the strategic steps that will honor your time, energy, and vision of your professional future.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jesse Kauffman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $260 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 6:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 6:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Atelier Therapy, Owner & Therapist, 2019 - Present
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, Outpatient Therapist, 2017 - 2019

University of Toledo, MSW, 2015


California: LCSW101870

Michigan: 6801098893