Jennifer  Cota

Jennifer Cota

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Heights Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Jennifer Cota is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY who specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, and trauma, including a history of sexual trauma and/or childhood abuse. She has experience working with adults across the lifespan, including college students.

Jennifer utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Jennifer lets her clients lead the sessions and develops a treatment plan that takes into account their needs and goals. She also educates her clients on why they are feeling the way they do and helps reduce the shame and guilt associated with it.

Jennifer offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can share as much or as little as they are comfortable with. She is there to listen and support her clients on their journey towards healing. Outside of private practice, Jennifer works at The Bridge Community Clinic. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.


Message to clients

It is my goal to provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental space where they feel comfortable and supported. Whether you have issues with depression, anxiety, trauma — or something else — I strive to help all of my clients increase awareness around their present thoughts, feelings, and behavior, so that they can make positive changes in order to live their happiest life.


Specialties

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

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jennifer Cota 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: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $100 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court Street, Suite 1001, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Bridge Community Clinic, 2015 - Present
Montefiore Outpatient Substance Use Clinic, 2014 - 2015
Mt. Sinai Day Treatment Program, Intern, 2013 - 2014

Hunter College, MSEd, 2014
Villanova University, BA, 2006


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Jennifer was very clear and understanding of my situation and in what I was looking for in a therapist. She explained her schedule and what the initial session would be like. It was very pleasant hearing from her, and I look forward in seeing if we’re a good match!"

- Zencare client • December 2019