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Jen Yovino(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New YorkNew Jersey
Anxiety - Relationship issues-Self-esteem- Trauma-Transition to new parenthood-Artists' mental health-
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Professional statement

As a creative arts therapist, Jen is both a mental health professional and an artist. This background allows her to help clients work through problems and uncomfortable feelings creatively, such as through art making (drawing, painting, sculpture, collage) and use of metaphor. This approach can open new doors to self-awareness and coping.

Jen’s clients often come in curious about their feelings, behaviors, and patterns and seeking to feel more at peace with themselves. Jen supports her clients in cultivating self-understanding, identifying and separating from internalized judgments, and building self-acceptance. Being a human is hard, and Jen strives to offer a space where people can be their authentic selves and receive and internalize unconditional positive regard.

Jen believes that everything we do and feel makes sense if we can understand what is happening in the context of the past and the present. She takes a client-centered and psychodynamic approach to follow the client's lead, treat the client as the expert of their life, and explore versus pathologize clients' emotional and behavioral landscapes. Her clinical experience ranges from intensive family-based in-home services, to adult inpatient psychiatry, to school-based work (pre-school through college), and community outpatient clinic work. Jen founded her own private practice about 5 years ago and works mainly with adults.

Currently, Jen has availability for new in-person clients at her office in Port Jefferson (weekdays) and office in Smithtown (Saturdays). In an effort to offer more spaces for connection, creativity, and safety, Jen will be facilitating new in-person arts-based process groups at her Port Jefferson office as well.

Message to clients

Having a safe space to connect, create, and be understood in can be healing. I value people trusting me with their challenges in life, and am genuinely committed towards supporting my clients' mental health needs. I also love making art, and supporting others in their creative processes. 

At the same time, there is never any pressure to use art; it is an offering. Nor is any prior experience with the arts needed. Trained in both clinical psychology and creative arts therapy, I am able to offer a wide range of interventions and individualized care. When we meet we will discuss your needs and tailor the therapy accordingly.

Work and Education

Pratt Institute, Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development, 2017
St. Michael's College, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2014


New York: 002289 - New Jersey: 16LP00022900




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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $175

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

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