Jennifer  Amar

Jennifer Amar

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend appointments in White Plains practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Eating disorders
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Jennifer Amar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westchester, New York, who works with adolescents, adults and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, college students and young adult issues.

Clients often come to Jennifer when they’re facing transitional hurdles such as employment stressors, relocating to a new home, relationships, parenting, and other personal and professional transitions into independence. They may also seek her support for managing a profound lack of motivation, perfectionism, self-esteem, and the stress of dealing with high expectations and pressures of school, work and family life.

Jennifer’s approach is engaging and authentic; she often weaves skills-based methodology from modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into a less-structured session. She also incorporates life coaching into sessions, which can inspire clients to set and activate personal goals in their lives.

Jennifer understands that building a trusting relationship is vital to each client’s success in therapy, and she dedicates genuine energy towards nurturing that trust. She also wants to make her practice as accessible as possible, and can discuss with each client ways to make sessions work individually and with sensitivity to busy schedules and the value of time.


Message to clients

Making the choice to begin therapy is a brave and individual one. My goal is to help my clients feel comfortable in a safe, nonjudgmental and authentic space. With humor, support and clinical expertise, psychotherapy can be life-changing with the right therapist! I look forward to hearing more about your needs as we work together to assist you in meeting your immediate goals in a new and refreshing way. I’m not afraid to push you to achieving your best life! Let’s chat and see if we can overcome the barriers that have been getting in your way.


Specialties

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


General expertise


Insurance

Jennifer Amar 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

White Plains practice

311 North Street

Suite 201

White Plains, NY 10605

Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Fri 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Sat 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2016 - Present
Westchester New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2011 - Present
Second Arc Psychiatric Associates, Outpatient therapist, 2013 - 2015


Languages

  • English

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