Jennifer Griesbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City who helps clients navigate life transitions, loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including early trauma. A seasoned relationship counselor, in addition to her work with individual adults, Jennifer also welcomes couples to her practice.
Clients who visit Jennifer may be looking to deepen their self-awareness, or improve their relationship with their partner or their friends and family. Others are concerned about distressing thoughts, memories, or nightmares, and the potentially harmful coping mechanisms they’re employing to mute them. She is committed to guiding clients from all walks of life through exploring how past experiences have shaped their present narrative. Uniquely, Jennifer also has expertise in working with adult adoptees, providing support and guidance as they navigate identity formation, relationship challenges, and healing from difficult early experiences. She also runs a support group for adopted adults and young adults.
Jennifer’s approach is somatic in nature, designed to help clients deepen their mind-body connection. Her gentle blend of meditative awareness, grounding practices, and Gestalt therapy empowers clients to heal in the present in order to move beyond painful pasts at a safe, comfortable pace. Her practice is located in Midtown Manhattan, close to most subway lines and a short walk from Penn Station, the PATH train, and Grand Central station.
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)
Adoption - Working with adult adoptees on the experience of adoption through the life cycle, including issues of identity, loss, relationships, anger, self-esteem and trauma
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Jennifer Griesbach is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Jennifer can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
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
This weekly group run by Jennifer Griesbach, LCSW supports adult adoptees in identity development, relationship building, and other current life challenges.