Jessica  Garet

Jessica Garet

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 16, 2019)

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Astoria practice (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists’ mental health
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Breathwork
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Jessica Garet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Midtown West, Manhattan and Astoria 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. Her office in Midtown is located a short walk from Penn Station while her Astoria office is near the Ditmars Blvd. station.


Message to clients

I believe the power of therapy is in its ability to restore self connection that has been interfered with by the world of experiences that have caused one pain. Life’s injuries, our innate instinct for survival, or the way we accommodate ourselves to others demands can be undone through the explorative healing work of therapy.
I believe the healing begins in returning to your wholeness and reclaiming yourself. Injury can appear and impact us in all stages of life and often individuals seek help so as to reorganize themselves during period of transitions. There is a hibernation we seek to awaken from as we look to align ourselves to a new set of circumstances and opportunities.
My work has focused on working with adults of all stages of life who are seeking more fulfillment in their identity and relationships and looking towards what else is possible for their future.
Sometimes we have to ask ourselves what is informing us: our spirit or our wounds?


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

545 8th Avenue

12th Floor Room 1215

New York, NY 10018

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Astoria practice

28-13 23rd Avenue

2nd Floor, Suite #202

Queens, NY 11105

Hours
  • Mon 9am-1pm
  • Tue 9am-1pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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