Helene R. Jacobs
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Helene R. Jacobs

She/Her/Hers

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Women's issues
  • Functional Medicine

Professional statement

Helene Jacobs, MD is a Yale-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist based in NYC. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After receiving her Medical Doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1988, Dr. Jacobs completed her Psychiatry Residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and her Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Yale Child Study Center. She earned NEI Master Psychopharmacology Certification and has additional training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Dr Jacobs is passionate about using a holistic approach. She helps patients discover how their current lifestyle habits affect their mood, abilities and overall health. She offers integrative therapy including: psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, breathing, relaxation and guided imagery exercises. Dr. Jacobs helps her patients develop a wider array of tools and healthier habits that allow them to heal—using the lowest amount of medication to achieve their highest level of wellness, find their passion and thrive.

Dr. Jacobs specializes in the areas of ADHD, depression, anxiety, developmental learning and processing differences, including giftedness, parent guidance, and issues of gender and sexuality across the life cycle.

She uses her warm, non-judgmental style to help patients discuss sensitive topics and the safe, nurturing therapeutic relationship to explore how experiences produced useful strategies for past situations and develop new, more adaptive strategies for current situations.

Dr Jacobs has worked on faculty at Yale University in various settings, as well as at local, free-standing, out-patient mental health centers, adolescent residential programs and group homes. Outside of private practice, Dr. Jacobs enjoys dancing, cooking vegan cuisine, writing, hiking, staying in touch with nature and everyday miracles.

Currently Dr. Jacobs offers remote therapy sessions and is looking forward to offering in-person sessions in the near future.


Message to clients

Welcome to my practice--

I like to think of our work together as a holistic symphony

where we use all healing modalities in concert

to transform lives.​

If you’re looking for someone who will give you more than 15 minutes and a pill,

you’ve come to the right place.

I believe that it takes a partnership that uses all tools available to us,

in evidence-informed practices to harness the biological, psychological, and spiritual parts of ourselves

and, not just alleviate symptoms and suffering,

but achieve wellness

and thrive.

We will work together to create treatment plans

that focus on your goals,

honor your belief systems

and use all the tools available to us

to empower you, allow your body and mind to heal

and transform your life.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, sexual health and dysfunction, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Functional Medicine - Specialized clinical care using blood work, genetic testing, and other medical testing to care for the patient holistically




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Helene Jacobs is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $450 (45min)
  • Initial session: $900 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $450 (45min)
  • Medication management sessions: $450 (45min)
  • Initial Psychopharmacology Session: $750 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 36 years

Helene R. Jacobs, MD, Solo Practitioner in Adult, Adolescent, Child and Forensic Psychiatry Practice, 1996 - Present
Huntington Retina Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Human Resources, 2000 - 2019
Yale University School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor, 1994 - 1997
Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Clinic & Prospects After School Program for Children, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, 1994 - 1995

Yale University Child Study Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 1994
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the CUNY, Psychiatry Residency, 1992
Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Internship in General Surgery, 1989
Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate, 1988


Licensure

New York: 182054-01


Languages

English