My name is Jane Meyers, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with my independent psychotherapy privilege from Upstate NY. Thank you for trusting me enough to share your personal thoughts and challenges. I am happy for you and your decision to make positive changes in your life. You can read more about my background, education experience, and counseling approach by clicking on my name on this page.
I have been working with couples and families, as well as individuals since I began related education and training while attending graduate school. Focused coursework, training and education in couples therapy has focused on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. My goal in couples therapy is to help you define what it is you want to make your relationship better and then set a course to help. This typically takes the form of work outside of the therapy session, doing assignments and working to change patterns that are not working for, or are working against, your relationship.
I would like to get to know you better, but before we proceed, a little about how this works. This is our private chat room, where you can leave messages for me any time of the day or night; you can use this in any way you feel works best for you. Understand that we can all see all of the posts. There is no channel for private communication between myself and one of the partners. I highly recommend that you use this chat room to write to me as needed, as part of our work together (topics, work we are doing, etc...), to let me know how you are doing, or if you like, you may use it as an open journal that I can view and we can reflect on together. Understand, however, that I do not respond in real-time. I check in at different points throughout the day. I try to respond within 24 hours in most cases. However, I do take Saturday and Sunday off and Mondays I catch up on all messages in the feed. If you need me to be alerted to something, or would like to chat in real-time for an urgent issue, let me know in the first line of your message so I can see it as I scan through my dashboard.
Live sessions (sessions in real-time) are available from the beginning; just go to my schedule and put yourself in any slot that works for you. I toggle my own availability, so if the platform lets you schedule, I'm available. If we are in very different time zones, or your schedule is less than accommodating, just let me know- we'll figure out a time that works for both of us and I will open up a slot. No worries. Live sessions can take several forms- they can be messaging back and forth right here in this chat room, phone, or video. I strongly prefer using video for live sessions in couples therapy. Live sessions are coordinated through the platform and initiated by me. Contact information is kept private; there is no exchange of private numbers or contact information. No need. The idea behind the flexibility of this style of counseling is to accommodate all personal styles and scheduling needs. It is what I like best about this platform, and I hope you will enjoy it as well.
Initially I like to spend a little time getting to know each of you, your background, and what you would like to work on. It would help to learn more about your family growing up (family makeup, dynamics, relationships), any health issues, career and hobbies/ interests, social activities. Also, please walk me through the issues that bring you to therapy, how serious you believe it to be, and how long the issues have been going on. It will also help to walk me through a day in your life.
From there we can focus on setting small objectives to work on, which will aim toward tackling the larger picture in therapy. This doesn't mean you will have to follow a set plan that you are stuck with- objectives and goals are fluid, subject to change. We can always spend as much time talking as you need; not every interaction has to be about learning tools to use. If you have any questions about what to expect, please don't hesitate to ask at any time.
I look forward to getting to know you in the weeks to come. Welcome!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #084489 (Expires: 2021-11-01)
Jane is really a special and thoughtful person. As a black man, I’ve avoided therapy my whole life and couldn’t have found a better person to work with. Jane has been working with my wife and I for several months, and every session feels helpful. Jane listens, is smart in her responses, asks the questions that lead to understanding. I regret not having done this sooner.
Jane is a very responsive and down to earth counselor. She has provided us with many practical suggestions that have set us on the path to building a better connection in our marriage.
Jane has been fantastic so far at supporting and helping us with our issues. She does not display bias and is very fair
Jane is great. She is a great listener and helps you put things in perspective. She is very flexible with the flow of the conversation.
Jane is extremely thoughtful and digs deep. She is always willing to make sure that no matter how difficult the conversation is that at the end of each session everyone walks away hopeful and honest.
Jane is great so far. Jane has been great so far and is really good about pinging us to see what's going on and to keep things moving forward.
Jane is a good person and a good counselor. She was able to listen to my partner and I and understand what are challenges are, make suggestions and analyze it all in a way that is suitable for us to understand. She made a difference and facilitated our efforts in a finding the right tools to tackle our issues. If we ever need help again we’d reach out to her again. Overall really good!
Jane is very kind and sincerely listens to me. I really appreciate having her to speak to during this different time in my life.