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Jen Handler(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Relationships-College mental health-Anxiety-Career counseling-Relational trauma-Couples counseling-LGBTQIA and sexuality topics-Self-esteem/shame-
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Professional statement

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 also draws upon her training in relational psychoanalysis, attachment theory, and emotionally-focused therapy to work with couples to help them understand the cycles of conflict they find themselves in, and learn how to restructure those cycles.

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.

Message to clients

Therapy is a collaborative endeavor. It works best when both of us can bring our most present, open, and curious selves into the process. I see myself as a facilitator and a guide who will help to you to better understand and accept all the different parts of yourself, and recognize the patterns you find yourself repeating. Together, we will build on this understanding to help you create a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and those around you, and achieve your goals.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy
The New School Counseling Services
New York Methodist Hospital, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry
Public and Private Legal Sectors, Attorney

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


New York: 086409-1




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Jen Handler 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:$275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $275
  • Initial session:$300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I am happy to provide documentation that can be submitted for out of network reimbursement.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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