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Jacqueline Socastro(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New JerseyNew York
Anxiety - Life transitions- Relationship issues- Work stress-Race & cultural identity-Life coaching-

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Professional statement

Jacqueline Socastro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. She is passionate about helping her clients find their unique path - or paths - to healing. Many of Jacqueline’s clients are professionals who have lives and/or careers that look great on the outside, but they are struggling with over-thinking, worrying, self-doubt, self-criticism, deep sadness, and/or frustration within.

Jacqueline helps her clients understand the connection between how they think, feel, and behave, using a style that is interactive, practical, and holistic. As an expert in a wide range of therapeutic techniques, she loves weaving theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and experiential learning to engage the mind, body, and soul of her clients. Jacqueline supports her clients to embrace their beautiful messiness to feel safe to experiment, try different ways of thinking and being, and experience more ease and joy.

Jacqueline earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has worked across a diverse range of settings and populations, including the non-profit sector, a mobile medical unit, and an employee assistance program. She's worked with with high-powered executives, homeless families, and with cancer patients and their families. Jacqueline is dedicated to helping clients make the most of this sacred and important work and regularly incorporates check-in and feedback to ensure an honest, supportive, and collaborative working relationship.

Message to clients

I believe that we are naturally wired for goodness and well-being, and that we have the answers that we are looking for within us. I don’t believe that you are broken, damaged, or that there’s something deeply wrong with you.

My goal is to work as co-creators of a special space for interactive conversations that gently and intentionally focus on your ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. I see my role in this relationship as a facilitator, cheerleader, and accountability partner to help you on a practical level and hopefully have some fun along the way. Sometimes this might look in session as practicing a specific tool in real life that can help you manage your emotions more effectively. Or other times it may be trying tools to shift a particular mindset, behavior, or relationship.

What do I hope clients get out of therapy with me? In Spanish, the word "acompañar" literally means to accompany you, but the feel of the words means “to be with you.” My intention is to hold sacred space for all of your beautiful, human messiness so that you may share openly and freely—to feel understood, that I am “with you.”

My hope is for you to feel more confident. To experience a different relationship with fear and uncertainty. To love and trust yourself more fully and deeply, to be willing to experiment, take risks, and feel more ease and joy in your life. If this resonates, reach out for a 30 min connection call.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Psychotherapy Private Practice
Harris Rothenberg International, Inc., EAP Consultant
CancerCare, Inc., Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Care Helpline
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center & The Children’s Health Fund, Social Worker/Program Coordinator, New York Children’s Health Project
Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center, Family Crisis Unit Clinician

PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Two-Day Trauma Competency Conference, 2022
Feeling Good Insititute, TEAM-CBT Core Skills for Effective Therapy, 2022
Kristin Neff, Ph.D. & Lesley Huff, Psy.D./J&K Seminars , Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, 2022
ContinuED Social Work, Practicing Anti-Colonial Mental Health Therapy , 2022
Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute, Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Course, 2021
Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute, Therapeutic Nature-based Interventions, 2020
PESI/Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A., 2-Day Mastery Course on Neuroscience Informed Therapy: Connect Complicated Brain Research with Accessible Therapeutic Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, Substance Abuse & Trauma, 2018
Beck Institute , Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Core 2, 2016
Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy Institute, Restructuring Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions, and Core Beliefs with Trial-Based CBT, 2015
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Master of Science in Social Work, 2003


New York: 076954-R - New Jersey: 44SC06086000




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

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 issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

Since counseling is an investment in ourselves & involves a commitment of time, energy, & financial resources, I offer a free 30 min consultation call to potential clients. Message me to move forward.


Jacqueline Socastro is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Reduced fees per session is offered on a time-limited basis for up to 15% of my client caseload. The agreement is made for 12 weeks and then will be reconsidered at that time. The lowest end for a reduced fee/sliding scale is $100. I acknowledge that the low end of the scale might still not be affordable for some. Please understand that I am offering a route that I feel is sustainable and regenerative for my small business.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

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