I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 24 years experience in psychotherapy across various settings such as a community mental health clinic and in private practice. I have consistently sought to grow as a therapist and have trained, been certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. My eclectic approach is based in cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and client centered therapies rooted in trust, rapport and collaborative direction. I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of concerns though have the most experience in trauma, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 056329
Jay is great I always feel heard and respected. He also is great about keeping me accountable.
Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Jay for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
He's very gentle about how he approaches your feelings and that's really appreciated. There's never any invalidation or questioning of your interpretation of events, but simply a probing that there's possibly another side to consider when approaching difficult people/situations in your life.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Jay for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I was seeking help in controlling my anger because it was scaring my wife. I wanted to stop my behavior of yelling or throwing things when I get mad. Jay kept telling me that he is hearing no commitment to change my ways over and over. I became puzzled, confused and started to get upset because I didn’t know what he wanted me to say. I explained that I’m trying to work on developing skills that will help with anger or get good advice. It felt like he already gave up on me before we even started. Was not helpful at all and just made me feel like im a lost cause and that I can’t change my ways. Am I supposed to come out more upset than I did coming in? I would have had a better day if I had not even talked to him at all.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Jay for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Jay is gentle, attentive, insightful and calming. Loved working with him and will do so again in the future if needed.
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Jay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd
He masters the delicate blend of great empathy and understanding with accountability so that progress and growth can be achieved. This is exactly what I required. It has not been an easy journey but it has been a fruitful one thus far; one where I’ve felt supported every step of the way.
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Jay for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
It was my first session with BetterHelp and I’m glad I got matched with Jay. He’s very open-minded and a good listener. His advice are positive and really made me question myself at times.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Jay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem