Jessica Garet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in a holistic approach to working with creative professionals and trauma survivors. As an arts enthusiast and former vocalist, Jessica has a particular interest in working with creative professionals, helping them to navigate creative blocks and unpredictable work environments and nurture their inner voice. She also sees many folks with a history of sexual abuse and assault, and is passionate about empowering survivors to regain control over their life narrative and feel grounded in the present moment.
Jessica draws upon a variety of treatment modalities, shaping her approach to each individual’s presenting concerns. She invites her clients to bring the wisdom of the body into the session, incorporating mindfulness, breathwork, and somatic experiencing to offer a well-rounded and trauma-informed approach.
Prior to private practice, Jessica gained considerable training and clinical experience in crisis management and working with college students at Pace University and New York University. Jessica continues to enjoy seeing young adults as they navigate challenges of identity and changes in their personal and professional lives.
Artists’ mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Breathwork - Utilizing mindful breathing practices to better cope with challenging emotions and events
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
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Pace University, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Specialist, 2016 - Present
Private Practice, 2007 - Present
New York University, Crisis Response Counselor, 2006 - 2016
New York University, MSW, 2004
Adelphi University, BS, 2000