Jennie  Bokser

Jennie Bokser

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 25, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Women's issues
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Jennie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in New York. She works with individuals ages 15-35 who are struggling with racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. Jennie helps clients understand their experiences, disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope with their stressors, improve their self-esteem, and make life transitions. Her clients learn new coping skills, change their ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving them feeling stagnant, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others.

Jennie's work combines interventions from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including psychoanalysis, attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and feminist-based therapy. She pulls from different theories based on her client's needs and goals. She has a particular passion for working with queer/LGBTQIA+ folks. As a queer clinician, Jennie practices from kink/BDSM positive, non-monogamous positive, and fat/body positive positions. Her goal is to always practice from a place that is mindful of how various intersecting identities impact a client's life and their treatment.

Jennie believes that the foundation of a good therapeutic relationship is working collaboratively; she understands the importance of creating a safe, judgement free space to navigate the challenges in your life. She meets clients where they are at and helps them work towards the goals they have for themselves.

Jennie has an online therapy practice and provides telehealth video sessions.


Message to clients

Sometimes the things we're experiencing or have experienced become too difficult to manage on our own. Struggling with trauma history, life transitions, people-pleasing tendencies, boundary setting, and difficult emotions can disrupt our lives. These patterns and tendencies often lead to anxiety, depression, struggling to connect with ourselves or others, and burnout. Our work together will teach you new coping skills, change your ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stagnant, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others.

Starting your therapeutic journey can feel vulnerable and difficult! My goal is to create a space for your vulnerability and to work collaboratively with you in making the most of our time together in helping you achieve your therapy goals. I’d love to connect and discuss what you’re looking for from this experience and how to best support you on this journey. Send me an email and we can schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • GHI
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Initial session: $80 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • Nirvana Health
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I give my clients the first session for $50 so they can get to know me before committing to my full fee.


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 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Staten Island Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, Therapist, 2020 - Present
TMH Counseling, Senior Mental Health Clinician, 2021 - Present
The Jewish Board, Therapist, 2019 - 2021
CUNY College of Staten Island, Adjunct Lecturer, 2020 - 2020
Seamen's Society for Children and Families, Intern/Mental Health Counselor in Training, 2016 - 2018

Pesi, DBT Certificate , 2019


Licensure

New York: 011244


Languages

English