Jennifer  Guinta
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Jennifer Guinta

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida, New York Accepting Online

Hi there! I know it’s not easy to choose a therapist.

You are already on the road to a better life. It takes courage and honesty to make it this far.

Take the leap, pick up the phone and call me!

Updated March 1, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Medical professionals' mental health

Professional statement

I believe that everyone needs an objective resource in their life. Someone who can take a look at their current life circumstances, or even childhood experiences in order to determine what trajectory they are on. Therapy is a collaborative effort and the therapist and client tackle the difficult situations that the client has faced, and together form a new path. There is no hierarchy in therapy, I prefer to be called Jennifer rather than Dr. or Ms. Guinta. We are all on an even playing field. I am just here to show you alternate perspectives regarding your problem. I am reality based, I do not just "yes you", I challenge you.

I consider my specialty to be working with individuals with prior or current substance abuse diagnoses. This is a specialty that I invest a lot of time in because I do not have knowledge from text books, I have real life experience. I have been in recovery in excess of 15 years. I fully understand where these individuals have been and where they can go!

I do not believe that a therapist should only be available to their client during the specific times of their sessions. I give my clients my email address & phone number so that they know in the event of a crisis, that I am a source of support. In all of my experience this has been my outlook and not only a handful have had to use my number for crisis.


Message to clients

I look forward to getting to know you! Whether you believe what you are going through is positively or negatively affecting your life, I am here for you to work through them. I use reality therapy because I feel that individuals need to hear the truth. Unfortunately, sometimes that may hurt, but if certain behaviors or attitudes aren't brought to someone's attention, there is no way to change it.

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Remember, it's not where you were that counts, but where you are going!


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

$150 fee for late-cancellations (before 24 hours of your scheduled appointment)

$150 fee for no-show visits


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:30-8:30 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Dr. Jen Psychological Services, Director, 2022 - Present
College of Staten Island, Psychology Professor, 2014 - Present
SR Psychological Services, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2018 - 2022

California Southern University, PsyD, 2020
St. John's University, MSEd, 2014
College of Staten Island, BA, 2013


Licensure

Florida: TPMC2272

New York: 007071-1


Languages

English