Jeannie  Elder

Jeannie Elder

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime & afternoon appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual assault
  • LGBTQIA community

Professional statement

Jeannie Elder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with creative individuals, including actors and singers, yoga teachers, members of the LGBTQIA community, and individuals with an eating disorder, including bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. She also has extensive experience in anxiety, depression, and sexual harassment and assault.

Jeannie takes an eclectic approach that utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Relational Therapy. Jeannie believes in helping clients make behavioral changes while also exploring the root of these issues and where they stem from. She takes a collaborative approach, frequently working closely with nutritionists and psychiatrists, to ensure all of her clients’ needs are being met.

Jeannie provides a safe space where her clients can feel comfortable sharing their most intimate feelings and fears. She has received training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, including completing a two-year comprehensive eating disorder program and a program geared towards working with LGBTQIA clients.

Message to clients

It can be incredibly helpful to have someone in your life to whom you can say absolutely anything without fear of repercussion – being accepted exactly as you are will help you to embrace yourself. I believe that together, with the right tools, we can work through anything, and help you move towards a future in which you experience more confidence, ease and joy.


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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Sexual assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

LGBTQIA community - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jeannie Elder 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: $180 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $180
  • Initial session: $180 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Flatiron District practice

928 Broadway

Suite 904

New York, NY 10010


  • Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality, 2015

Institute for Chemical Dependency Studies, CASAC-T, 2012

Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia, 2012

New York University, MA, 2010

St. Vincent’s Hospital Rape Crisis Advocacy Program, 2009

New York University, BA, 2001