Jen Handler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in NoMad, Manhattan. Jen specializes in working with relationship conflicts of all kinds, self-esteem/shame, anxiety, depression, and college/graduate student mental health. Jen also has deep experience working with members of the LGBTQIA community and has helped clients better understand their gender and/or sexual identity.
In addition, Jen enjoys helping people who are struggling with career challenges and with creative blocks. As a former lawyer, Jen has personal experience with working in high-pressure work environments and with career transitions.
Jen takes an insight-oriented approach to therapy, drawing upon her extensive post-graduate training from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She uses her relationship with her clients to better understand how they relate to others in their life. Jen helps clients become more in touch with their own complex feelings and desires, and encourages them to embrace their full, authentic selves.
Jen welcomes clients of all identifies and backgrounds to her office, which is at the edge of NoMad with close proximity to most subway lines and the Path train.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Relational trauma - Identifying harmful, repetitive patterns of interpersonal relating and understanding their origins; supportive exploration of how to replace these patterns with healthier ways of functioning
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Self-esteem/shame - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Jen Handler is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Jen offers a sliding scale of $150-$225 for couples who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Jen can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2014 - 2018
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, 2014 - 2016
The New School Counseling Services, 2013 - 2014
New York Methodist Hospital, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013
Public and Private Legal Sectors, Attorney, 1999 - 2011
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Certification in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy, 2018
New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2014
New York University School of Law, JD, 1999
Brown University, BA, 1994