Alyssa  Jenkins
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Alyssa Jenkins

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Manhattan Mental Health Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 15, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Phobias & fears
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Alyssa Jenkins, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, strives to create a secure, nurturing environment where clients can openly discuss their experiences and work towards achieving their personal objectives.

Alyssa holds an M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and is a firm believer in the collaborative nature of therapy. She skillfully integrates various therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and a person-centered approach, in order to provide customized therapeutic experiences for each individual client. Her primary objective is to establish a supportive atmosphere that fosters client empowerment, change, and growth, with an emphasis on cultivating a robust therapeutic relationship.

Alyssa is eager to work with a diverse array of clients and address a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. Additionally, she holds a Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services, further showcasing her dedication to inclusivity and comprehensive care.


Message to clients

I am committed to creating a trusting, empathetic, and understanding environment for you. I will be an active listener and a compassionate guide, empowering you to navigate your journey towards mental health and wellness. My approach is based on creating a non-judgmental and safe space where you can freely express yourself, explore your emotions, and cultivate self-awareness.

Together, we will work collaboratively to identify your goals, develop coping strategies, and ultimately foster a greater sense of resilience and fulfillment. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs and will support you every step of the way as you embrace personal growth and healing. My dedication to inclusivity and comprehensive care ensures that you will feel welcomed and understood as we work together to navigate life's challenges.


Specialties

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Healthfirst
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)

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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown East practice
216 E. 45th Street, Suite 1101, New York, New York 10017
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am-2pm
  • Thu 10am-2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, Therapist, 2022 - Present


Licensure

New York: 011816

New Jersey: R-TH123-0120


Languages

English