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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.
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.
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.
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
2 years of training, Ackerman Institute for the Family, couples and family therapy
- New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 076855
LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), clinical work, Columbia University
JD (Juris Doctor), law, NYU Law School
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.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Jillian Hollmann, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Jillian Hollmann accepting new clients?
Yes, Jillian Hollmann is accepting new clients.
Does Jillian Hollmann accept insurance?
Yes, Jillian Hollmann accepts insurance, including Sana Benefits.
What types of therapy does Jillian Hollmann offer?
Jillian Hollmann offers therapy for individuals.
Does Jillian Hollmann offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Jillian Hollmann for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Jillian Hollmann offer online therapy?
Yes, Jillian Hollmann offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Jillian Hollmann?
Jillian Hollmann typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Jillian Hollmann speak?
Jillian Hollmann conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Jillian Hollmann online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Jillian Hollmann online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.