Specialties & Expertise
Race and cultural identity
Eliza Jaquez is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with an office in Soho Manhattan. Eliza welcomes adults navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, self esteem issues, anxiety and depression into her practice. She also helps individuals understand the different forms of trauma they may have endured.
Eliza utilizes a primarily insight-oriented approach to help clients develop awareness of self-defeating patterns, overcome obstacles to success, and become more self-confident. She strives to work collaboratively with clients by creating an open, safe space, where they are free to explore thoughts and feelings in new ways.
With specialized training in child and adolescent therapy, Eliza is passionate about working collaboratively with children and teenagers to strengthen their relationships with their families. She draws upon a combination of play therapy and traditional talk therapy. She is an expert in supporting children and adolescents through a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and behavioral issues. She works closely with each child’s parents to address family challenges and enact positive change.
Message to clients
The time you invest in understanding your mind and emotions can unlock change. With thoughtfulness and curiosity, you will work through challenges interfering with your well-being. You'll form awareness into patterns and ways past events inform your present. The knowledge gained will empower you to make choices that feel healthier and more fulfilling. By getting to the bottom of what feels difficult today, you can start long lasting changes.
I trained at NYU and specialize in helping adults in their 20s and 30s facing anxiety, self esteem issues, depression, life transitions and relationship struggles. I trained at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in Child/Adolescent Therapy. I partner with parents/caretakers to improve the relationship with their child or teen.
Self discovery, growth, or healing are achievable. By considering therapy, you have taken the first steps towards change. To speak about your goals and see if I'd be a good fit for your needs, I welcome calls for a consultation.
Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress management -
Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Race and cultural identity -
Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Imposter syndrome -
Understanding and working through imposter syndrome as it pertains to their daily life
Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life transitions -
Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship challenges -
Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
- Adults (24+)
- Children (<12)
- Teenagers (13-18)
- Young adults (18-24)
Work and Education
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, 2015 - 2019
Upper Manhattan Psychotherapy, 2014 - 2015
Roberto Clemente Center, 2011 - 2012
Institute for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, 2019
Institute for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2015 - 2019
New York University, Certificate in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2015
Mercy College, MS, 2011
Northeastern University, BA, 2007