About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker living in NYC. I have been practicing for the past twenty years within a wide scope of disciplines. My most "traditional" work was at a comprehensive counseling center 15 plus years ago. There, I provided clinical counseling to patients with a wide variety of disorders, issues and concerns. My scope of practice included but was not limited to anxiety, depression and couples counseling. CBT, client-centered therapy and psychodynamic therapy were techniques most often deployed; however, I truly believe a talented clinician must not be married to any one modality. Adaptation is key to a successful life in my opinion, and this is a very important skill I have as a clinician. There is no cookie-cutter approach to psychotherapeutic work. When it comes to the therapeutic relationship, I tailor my treatment to the individual patients' needs. Additionally, I worked hand in hand with psychiatrists to ensure streamlined services when appropriate. I also led weekly groups focused around social anxiety disorders and we utilized role playing techniques to simulate real life possible encounters. Over the years my services morphed to become a true extension of myself in real-life. However, I still utilize more traditional therapeutic techniques as I see fit. In the latter scope, my sessions tend to be direct; without tradition psychotherapeutic boundaries. I worked with clients around their image of themselves and dating practices. I am passionate about overall wellness; mind, body and spirit. I love esthetics and fitness and hold licenses in both realms. I am also well versed in homeopathic practices where east meets west in treatments. Guiding my clients in this arena became a true extension of myself. I helped hundred of my patients gain the courage necessary to navigate the world of dating where the concept of "bigger/better" has become the underlying backbone. It has become so easy to fall into the temptation of seeking an "upgrade" rather than finding your true happiness. Of course, this naturally ties in with each individuals backstory and so it set a very natural stage for deeper work.

Currently, I see clients for both image wellness guidance as well as more general emotional disturbances. The theme seems consistent throughout. Most of us have a hard time getting out of our own way and we become overwhelmed with our symptoms. I will help you break it down so that you can work effectively to improve the most important relationship, your relationship to yourself!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #R053473-1 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Jodi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jodi is very professional and easygoing and my partner and I look forward to working with her again ✊