‘As a twenty-something woman in New York City, finding a therapist who is both experienced and qualified to deep-dive into the day-to-day issues millennials face today, while having a genuine relatable touch, is quite a challenge. She could sense the initial hesitation and skepticism in my voice, and swiftly moved past it with confidence and actual conversation. I was immediately heard. From that very first phone conversation, I knew that she was a very different voice than I had experienced before. When walking into her office, her demeanor is like a hostess of an intimate gathering, one who can effortlessly make you the most comfortable person in the room.
Jen surpasses the definitions of open and approachable. Not only can you see that she is intently listening at all times, but she is not afraid to smoothly give feedback or speak up during a session. She has always felt more like a close friend who I can confide in with my most personal experiences, thoughts and feelings without ever feeling judged or overly "empathized" with. I didn't need someone to feel sorry for me (which I found prevalent in most therapists), I needed someone who could be straight with me to work out patterns in my behavior so I could learn how to safely trust again. Pity doesn't help that - candidness does. Transparency does. The combination of Jen's personality and age make her so human; so capable of connecting with a demographic that is often very misunderstood. It's refreshing and most importantly has given me such hope.
I can confidently say that Jen is the therapist I've been searching for over the past 5 years.’ - A.M.
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‘After months of searching for the right therapist, I finally found Jennifer and it was an immediate connection. I felt comfortable as soon as I walked into her office because she is undeniably warm, non-judgmental and truly compassionate. She has been a pillar in my life, allowing me to trust her with my most vulnerable moments.
It has been over a year now and my work with Jennifer has been entirely transformative. When I first sought her out, I was severely depressed and felt as though I was out of options. In our sessions, I have learned how to identify and combat my negative thoughts that were eating away at my self-esteem. She has given me the tools to define boundaries with the people in my life and recognizing my own limits in order to practice self-care. Since the day I met her, I have been able to tap into parts of me I never knew existed – improving my self-awareness and growing as a person in every facet of my life. My work with Jennifer has allowed me to see out the other side of my worst days. She helped me save my crumbling marriage. She helped me heal wounds I had buried for a decade. I have a new lease on life and that is because of her unwavering dedication to my well-being.
She saved my life.’ - A.S.
‘Before I started working with Jennifer, I was fighting just to get through the day. I had many self-destructive habits and had trouble doing fairly easy tasks, like leaving my house to go to the post office or having a conversation with my roommate.
Fast-forward to now and I am graduating from college at the top of my class, in a healthy and loving relationship, running a half marathon, and volunteering with young women. She saw my self-worth and strength through my trauma and taught me how to love myself for the first time in my life. She's not just my therapist, she's one of the most important people in my corner and I recommend her to all of the women in my life looking to create their own light.’ - S.C.
‘Jennifer is extremely kind, honest, and personable. I have been seeing her for more than 2 years and she has come to know me very well. I have never felt judged by her. I always know she is listening because the insights she offers are thoughtful, relevant, and specific to my experiences. She is also funny, and I feel like I’m catching up with a friend during our sessions. On phone and email she is also very responsive – which shows the authentic support she gives to her clients always! When I was traveling for work for an extended period, Jennifer went out of her way to help me schedule Skype and phone appointments. She is fair and considerate with her clients’ time.
I have learned many powerful lessons from Jennifer that have made my life better. I have become more mindful of my anxiety, and therefore feel I have good tools to cope and handle stressful situations. I have set better boundaries in relationships, which has helped me build stronger, more honest relationships with friends and family. Overall, I judge myself less for experiencing anger, sadness, weakness. Jennifer has taught me to give myself a break and treat myself kinder and with more patience.
In the two years-plus I’ve worked with Jennifer, I have become more confident and forgiving of my flaws. Which in turn, makes me more forgiving of others’ flaws. I can turn off the critical voice in my head, and my life is so much less out of control and dramatic. I obviously still experience the same challenges everyone faces, but the mindfulness exercises and coping strategies Jennifer has taught me have made me stronger.’ - R.M.