Jane  Kivnick
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Jane Kivnick

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Accepting In-person
Updated August 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jane Kivnick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychoanalyst with an in-person and virtual practice in New York, where she welcomes both individual adults and couples. Many of her patients may come to therapy feeling stuck or dissatisfied under the pressures of their careers, social/familial expectations, internal strife and/or systemic oppression. She builds strong connections with her patients through which they can better understand their past and present relationships, in order to feel more connected to their passions, work and loved ones.

Jane is uniquely skilled in working with folks who have suffered forms of relational trauma. She brings a special awareness of the connection of the mind and body, and our somatic experiences of grief and suffering. She cultivates a safe atmosphere in which patients can feel and process pain, and find both clarity and relief.

Jane makes sure to maintain an inclusive and socially conscious practice. With her primary training in social work, she is committed to social justice and anti-racism. She has previous professional experience in the performing arts, and welcomes everyone from creative types to entrepreneurs, and anyone hoping to expand their awareness of themselves and others.


Message to clients

Whether you are working through a particular challenge, or looking to deepen your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you, psychotherapy can help you start to feel our own autonomy, confidence and satisfaction. Other modalities of therapy can promise “quick fixes,” yet I believe true healing comes with time, trust and commitment. I deeply value the therapist and patient relationship, and know that you are the expert in your life. Through our connection and joint inquiry, we can feel our way into emotions that were possibly previously too frightening.

What may feel like a "problem" doesn't always require a "solution," but the courage & support to remain open to all sorts of feelings. We can be conditioned to believe that some emotional experiences are “bad” - this may evoke more shame & isolation than we already feel. In the work of psychotherapy, we recognize that emotions are neither black nor white.

Together, we can build the internal trust to work through all types of pain and discomfort. When we hold emotional dualities, we can widen our narrow mental pathways, and feel more of a sense of freedom. It is important to find a therapist with whom you feel a sense of chemistry and safety. Let's connect to see if we are a good fit!


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Insurance

Jane Kivnick 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: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)

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 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years


Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certificate of Psychoanalysis, 2022
New York Univeristy , Master of Social Work, 2018


Licensure

New York: 094083


Languages

English