Jennifer  Griesbach

Jennifer Griesbach

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in NoMad practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Not accepting new clients in Long Island City practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Adoption
  • Somatic symptoms
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Depression

Professional statement

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.

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.


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


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


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.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

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



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.