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Jess is a passionate therapist who is committed to working with her clients to create the lasting change they are looking for. She works to make sure that each client feels comfortable and understood during their sessions. Her approach is active, empathetic and transparent, focusing on collaboratively assisting her clients to change thinking patterns and behaviors leading to happier, more satisfying lives. Jess holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University and is a NYS LCSW. After completing the intensive certification process through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Jess became a certified cognitive therapist and Diplomate. She has done post-graduate training in CBT at the world-renowned Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy as well as studied Transformative Chairwork with Scott Kellogg, PhD, and Trial Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) with Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD. After close supervision and evaluation, Jess became one of a few clinicians to be certified as a Trial-Based Cognitive Therapist. She has also taken additional post-graduate training in OCD and mindfulness. At Collaborative CBT, Jess specializes in treating individuals with adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, OCD and couple-related issues. Populations served: adults, adolescents and youth, young adults, women, students, LGBTQ individuals, and couples. Helping clients conquer: relationship concerns; worry/doubt; shame; control issues; self-criticism; anxiety; feeling unmotivated; social anxiety; racing thoughts; feeling hopeless; identity issues; tolerating stress; sexual orientation issues; ambivalence and procrastination.
Verified Patient Reviews
We came to Jess because my son was having difficulty in school and we needed to find ways to help him succeed. Jess was warm, kind, and helpful. My son was able to connect to her quickly and she was always there to provide us with words of wisdom in moments of doubt. She was respectful of my son's right to privacy while also making sure we knew that she would keep us in the loop if there was something necessary to our son's wellbeing. We feel comfortable and confident working with Jess and her practice. She has helped my son make a lot of positive progress and we highly recommend her for teen/family work!
I came to see Jess when I was feeling really depressed and didn't have much hope at all. I had tried therapy before and it didn't really help, but working with Jess did help!! She was always there for me, supportive, and challenged me in the best way possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through anything!!
I enjoyed every minute of my session with Jess. She is really a great listener and has plenty of tools to suggest for getting you to where you want to be. I can tell how much she cared about what I was telling her and that she was actually interested in my wellbeing. She asks me all the right questions and follow ups to my answers. I feel very content and at ease when I am with her.
Jess is compassionate and practical. She is empathetic. It may seem as if you're talking to a friend, but you'll leave each appointment with practical guidance and suggestions to alter your own behavior and thoughts to help you accomplish your goals. CBT, in my experience, helps you take action to change behaviors and thought patterns. Jess has been and continues to be effective in helping me to achieve my goals. I'd already had many years of "talk" therapy when I reached Jess. I'd made a great deal of personal progress and was generally happy with where I was emotionally. There was one last issue I wanted to settle, and Jess has helped me accomplish my goal.