Jennifer  Griesbach

Jennifer Griesbach

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in NoMad practice (updated December 03, 2019)

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Long Island City practice (updated December 03, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Trauma
  • Somatic symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Jennifer Griesbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan providing tailored support for early childhood trauma and loss, anxiety, and depression. She also offers couples counseling, and has a special interest in infant-parent therapy, helping new parents adjust to parenthood and develop a stronger, healthier bond with their baby and their partner.

Jennifer has unique expertise in supporting adult adoptees as they navigate identity formation, work through relationship challenges, and heal from early trauma. With specialized knowledge in this area, she is committed to guiding clients through exploring, understanding, and coming to peace with their adoption narrative.

Jennifer works from a Gestalt model with a somatic or body-oriented focus. She draws upon these approaches to help clients develop in self-awareness to support and heal in the present and to move past trauma at a comfortable pace. Her practice is located in midtown Manhattan, and is close to most subway lines and a short walk from Penn Station, the PATH train and Grand Central.

Message to clients

I want to help you find new ways of being in the world and new solutions to old problems by working closely to increase your awareness of yourself and to find and make better and healthier relationships. We will work in detail on your symptoms and issues, your feeling of yourself including what is held in your physical body, and explore what else might be possible for you. We will look at how you relate to others by carefully exploring the relationship that develops between us and see how that illuminates what is going on in your life. Gestalt therapy is an exciting approach where you can feel supported to experiment in session and in the world and to experience more aliveness and vitality.


Adoption - Works with adult adoptees on the experience of adoption through the life cycle, including issues of identity, loss, relationships, anger, self-esteem and trauma

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

Somatic symptoms - All feelings have a body component and sometimes the body holds important information in physical symptoms; works with a body process orientation that can provide a way to work with somatic symptoms including tension, pain and fatigue and the emotions that come with those feelings

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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

General expertise


Jennifer Griesbach 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: $220 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


NoMad practice

303 5th Avenue

Suite 905

New York, NY 10016

  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Long Island City practice

45-28 21st Street

2nd Floor

Queens, NY 11101

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Mental Health Clinic

Group Therapy Program

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Training

Gestalt Therapy Certificate Program

NYU, MSW, 2012


  • English

Therapy Groups

Jennifer  Griesbach
Adoptee Therapy Group

This weekly group run by Jennifer Griesbach, LCSW supports adult adoptees in identity development, relationship building, and other current life challenges.

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