Jenna SackmanLMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I consider myself a holistic, integrative, eclectic and nontraditional therapist, which means I utilize a variety of modalities and techniques and strongly believe in uniquely tailoring therapy sessions to meet each of my client’s needs. I am passionate about bridging the gap between Western psychotherapy practices and Eastern healing modalities and focus on the connection of mind, body and spirit. With experience and training in psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga, I aim to create nontraditional therapeutic spaces that provide meaningful and collective therapeutic experiences. The work I do, which is largely inspired by striking a Western and Eastern balance, is so much more than a job to me; it truly is my life’s passion

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Many of my clients are drawn to working with me after they've had disappointing experiences in therapy and are feeling unsatisfied with the results of their mental health investment. While therapy looks different for everyone, most of my clients are looking for a more active, creative and supportive approach that provides them with concrete skills to apply to and improve their everyday lives. As a result, I tend to play a more active role in sessions and believe it’s important to offer psycho-education, supportive reflection and feedback and skills training when appropriate. The most important aspect of my style/approach is creating a comfortable environment in which both clinician and client can truly be themselves. While the seeds of change, awareness and deeper understanding of self and others are planted during our sessions together, actionable change happens between sessions when you have the opportunity to put your hard work into practice. Therefore, I provide my clients with an arsenal of practical tools and techniques to integrate and successfully navigate through their lives and may provide "homework," activities, practices and readings to help reinforce and strengthen actionable change. Since I work from an integrative perspective and use a variety of modalities and techniques, I may purposefully alter my level of participation from session to session based on individual client needs and our unique working relationship. Above all, I believe that the strongest therapeutic relationships are built on trust, respect, transparency, empathy and equality, and I always counsel from a nonjudgmental place of understanding and compassion.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy looks different for everyone! Most of my clients are surprised at how laid back and, dare I say, fun therapy can be! Therapy is whatever you need it to be and, as your therapist, my job is to adapt to your style and your needs and make sure that you're getting exactly what you want and need from the experience. As someone in therapy myself, I know how scary it can be, but when you have the right therapist and make the right connection, therapy can be a joy, even when it's difficult.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Life transitions

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Social Anxiety

Codependency

Communication issues

Family issues

Mood disorders

Fees

Individual Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Bibliotherapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Feminist Therapy

Training / Certifications

International Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Shades of Yoga, 2019 ​

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 012744

Education

M.Ed, Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018

M.A, Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018

M.A, Teaching, Relay Graduate School of Education, 2016

B.A, Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

Work History

I specialize in working with diverse populations, supporting individuals, especially young adults, who experience anxiety and stress, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, grief/loss and low self-esteem. Passionate about fusing psychotherapy with an integrative and holistic approach, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy and aim to help my clients improve all facets of their wellbeing, including mind, body and spirit. With extensive experience and training in psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga, I aim to create nontraditional therapeutic spaces that incorporate both Western and Eastern healing modalities. That way, I am able to uniquely tailor sessions to each client’s needs by utilizing a variety of techniques that encourage emotional, behavioral and cognitive change. Generally, I work to help my clients broaden their awareness, gain insight, challenge self-defeating patterns, learn healthy coping skills, enhance mind, body and spirit, live mindfully, confidently and authentically and seek their unique version of joy.

Location

New York, 10011, NY