Jennifer  Lief
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Jennifer Lief


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
New York Accepting Online
Yorkville Accepting In-person
Updated February 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Addiction

Professional statement

Jenn Lief is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist based in Manhattan. Her approach is holistic and solution-focused. She is trained to work with both individuals and couples. Her focus areas include: anxiety, depression, trauma and recovery. Jenn encourages her clients to use the therapeutic process as a space to process the events of their lives. Through a supportive and collaborative process Jenn assists her clients to look at their past, present and future.

Jenn currently accepts clients who have Aetna, United and Oxford insurance. For other insurance plans please contact therapist directly to discuss out of network fees.

Please message for more information and for a free initial conversation.

Message to clients

Are you struggling with anxiety or depressive symptoms? Have the past few years been stressful?

As a therapist my goal is to provide a safe space to explore your life story. I work with clients who are curious about themselves and their experience in this ever changing dynamic world. As a therapist I provide a new perspective and insightful feedback.

My experience includes : individuals, couples, trauma, anxiety, depression and recovery.

As an empathetic listener I am easy to talk to. My approach is holistic and psychodynamic and I am trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Somatic Practices, Mindfulness and CBT.

The focus of therapy is to create a space where people can explore their past and present with an emphasis on the future. What relationship do you want to have with others? And yourself? How can you create the life you want? As a therapist I aim to partner with you while you develop a plan to achieve your goals.

Feel free to reach out for a complimentary initial call to explore if therapy might be beneficial.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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

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

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

For clients who want to utilize out of network benefits I can create a superbill for them to submit to their insurance.


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 9AM-7PM
  • Tue 9AM-7PM
  • Wed 9AM-7PM
  • Thu 9AM-7PM
  • Fri 9AM-7PM
  • Sat 10AM-5PM
  • Sun Closed

Yorkville practice
York Ave, New York, New York 10128
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM-7PM
  • Tue 9AM-7PM
  • Wed 9AM-7PM
  • Thu 9AM-7PM
  • Fri 9AM-7PM
  • Sat 10AM-5PM
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

NorthCentral University, MAMFT, 2019


New York: 001733