Jillian HollmannLCSW

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Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

I have noticed that many people I treat for depression are not able to consistently do things that might help lift them out of it. They tend to beat themselves up for not doing things they think they "should" do, but do not actually get relief from doing. I believe that helping them identify self-caring acts that do give them relief, or even enjoyment, is the best place to start. Underlying issues can be explored in due time. My first priority is to help my clients have moments of relief, and gradually extend the duration of those moments.

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

I would like people to know that trying therapy is a sign of strength, not weakness. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Many people find it easier, albeit painful, to act "insane" in this way because it avoids having to admit to vulnerability and seek help. I have great admiration for people who have the courage to do so.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Towards the beginning of treatment, I help clients identify their specific goals for therapy. I believe those goals should be realistic, measurable, and as concrete as possible. We keep them in mind and periodically measure progress, which can be both motivating and affirming. We also periodically reevaluate whether they remain priorities or need to change.




Relationship Issues


General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Body image issues

Caregiver stress & support

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Training / Certifications

2 years of training, Ackerman Institute for the Family, couples and family therapy


NY, LCSW, 076855


LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), clinical work, Columbia University

JD (Juris Doctor), law, NYU Law School

Work History

I began my career as a psychotherapist at a community behavioral health center in an under-served area of the Bronx, where my clients' reasons for seeking help ranged from moderate depression to severe post-traumatic stress disorder. I subsequently became a psychotherapy trainee at the Ackerman Institute, treating clients with relationship issues. Since beginning my private practice, I have focused on my areas of greatest expertise: moderate to severe depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.


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