Amanda  Jurist

Amanda Jurist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Murray Hill practice (updated April 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Children
  • Families
  • Parenting
  • Behavioral modification
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Women’s issues

Professional statement

Amanda Jurist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in supporting clients across the lifespan. She has a deep interest in the family system, including the exploration of early life experiences for anxiety and depression relief, building parenting skills, and modifying behavioral challenges. Her goal is to empower each client to become their own self-advocate, increasing personal efficacy at school, work, and in relationships.

In sessions with young adults and individuals in midlife, Amanda uses a primarily psychodynamic approach to help clients illuminate the ways in which their past influences their present. Many clients come to her office when they are experiencing overwhelming emotions of depression and anxiety or are facing times of uncertainty. Amanda gently guides a close inspection of where those feelings originate, tracing their roots to the destabilizing effects of an unpredictable childhood, and allowing clients to invest renewed control in their future.

Amanda also welcomes parents and young children to her practice and is particularly skilled at supporting families to successfully navigate a child's learning differences within the context of a school system. With offices located conveniently located throughout Manhattan, Amanda is excited to help clients of all ages set up for greater future successes.

Message to clients

Finding balance while juggling life’s responsibilities can be overwhelming. I understand that career, financial responsibilities, family, relationship and parenting challenges that arise in life may feel daunting and we all need help sorting through those feelings. My genuine empathy for people and the human experience underlies my passion to guide clients to a purpose filled life. Whether you’re faced with a temporary crisis or you’re looking to learn skills necessary to maintain a balanced life, I offer a supportive safe space with the goal of promoting understanding and self-awareness.


Children - Support children through their personal and social issues, and help develop healthy behaviors and habits

Families - Helping families discuss their issues and concerns, and finding strategies to address challenges

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Behavioral modification - Helping individuals identify harmful or negative behavior, and working together to replace them with healthy behaviors

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

General expertise


Amanda Jurist is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

Amanda can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

353 Lexington Avenue

Suite 200

New York, NY 10016

  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Denham Group (Private Practice), LA & NYC, 2014 - Present

The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA, 2013 - 2016

El Centro del Pueblo Family Preservation Unit, LA, 2012 - 2013

Olympia Academy Residential Treatment Facility, LA, 2010 - 2012

University of Southern California, Master of Social Work, 2010 – 2013

Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts, 2010


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Amanda was very professional and helpful.

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