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Merissa JenningsLCSW

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In Eastern Time

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Were there lessons in your professional or academic career that left an impression on you, and how has that informed your work today?

Throughout my career I noticed people suffer with unresolved grief and trauma. I wanted to do more than talk therapy so I ventured into the world of EMDR. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing has drastically changed how I approach trauma. Utilizing this modality I have helped people overcome their trauma and get back to living their lives. I am also trained in perinatal mood disorders and am passionate about helping mothers with postpartum depression , anxiety and anger.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success is solely defined by your own terms in therapy. We will work together to create a realistic treatment plan and realistic goals for your life. For some people success is a decrease in negative symptoms and for other success is learning healthier coping skills.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My life philosophy is to never give up and that's the same philosophy I use in my treatment. It is my goal to help you with your feelings and thoughts in the present time but to help you towards a better future.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Family issues

Postpartum depression

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Addiction

Drug addiction & abuse

Life transitions

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Phobias & fears

Fees

First Session$100
Family Therapy$125
Couples Therapy$100
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Strength Based Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Completed EMDRIA training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Completed Seleni Maternal mental health intensive

Trained in Behavioral Couples therapy

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 081684

Education

MA in Social Work, Stony Brook University

MA in Psychology, Adelphi University

Work History

I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career. I began working in an outpatient mental health clinic treating individuals with co-occuring substance abuse and mental illnesses issues. I then took the knowledge and experience I learned to provide couples counseling to struggling families and provide individual counseling to women 16-70. I am also trained in perinatal mood disorders and healthy relationship skills. I completed EMDR training in 2019  to to better assist people in decreasing their traumas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Merissa Jennings, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Merissa Jennings, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Merissa Jennings accepting new clients?

Yes, Merissa Jennings is accepting new clients.

Does Merissa Jennings accept insurance?

No, Merissa Jennings does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Merissa Jennings offer?

Merissa Jennings offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Merissa Jennings offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Merissa Jennings for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Merissa Jennings offer online therapy?

Yes, Merissa Jennings offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Merissa Jennings?

Merissa Jennings 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 Merissa Jennings speak?

Merissa Jennings conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Merissa Jennings online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Merissa Jennings online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.