Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Media & Speaking Requests:

To request an interview with Jenni, contact Amber Gray at media@jennischaefer.com. (Please only use this email if you are a member of media.)

For speaking inquiries, please visit the Speaking page to complete the inquiry form.

Jenni's Mailing Address:

PO Box 40806
Austin, TX 78704
United States

Contact

30 Things You Need to Know about Trauma and PTSD

My therapist prescribed me to drink more alcohol. I had described symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet once again, the diagnosis was completely missed. Even worse, this uniformed therapist suggested that I drink wine “medicinally,” beginning in the morning, to help cope with what he said was high anxiety.…Read More

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Back to Curvy (after Ed and PTSD)

“To me, curvy means striving for balance, authenticity, and mindfulness.” Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes. ~Cheri K. Erdman The number on the scale plummeted yet again, and with it, my confidence. Yes, you read that right;…Read More

Mind-Body Connection: How PTSD Treatment Cured my Back Pain

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my early twenties. Why were my young bones already losing tissue? Women who struggle with anorexia nervosa, like me at the time, are at a higher risk of developing the disease. I also believe that my eating disorder may have contributed to my sluggish…Read More

Sexual Assault: What I Wish I Had Known as a Teen

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, addiction, depression, and other trauma-related problems. What I know now: if you have to ask yourself whether sex was consensual, it wasn’t. By definition, the idea of consent means that you would know.…Read More

Big Announcement: New Role!

When I was struggling, confused, and pretty hopeless regarding my own trauma, I remember reading Dr. Peter Levine’s Waking the Tiger. Finally, my strange set of symptoms and behaviors made sense. I wasn’t going crazy. I was actually having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Sadly, research suggests that it takes twelve…Read More