Jillian  Bednarz

Jillian Bednarz

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated August 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Conflict resolution

Professional statement

Jill Bednarz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Brooklyn, NY. Jill helps those who suffer from the negative impacts of anxiety and depression, especially those who have previously experienced trauma. Jill’s clients reach out to her when they’re feeling particularly unsure how to make healthy changes in their lives. They feel no motivation in their professional lives and personal lives, which can lead to relationship strain and conflict. Jill supports clients as they grow their self-confidence and explore the reasons why they feel held back. Jill also enjoys working with gender diverse clients and those in ethical non monogamous relationships, as her practice is inclusive for clients of all identities.



Jill’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic. She teaches clients how to analyze their thoughts, feelings, drives, dreams, and motivations. Clients learn how to turn their thoughts inward and curiously learn more about themselves. Jill often encourages clients to think back to how they were raised for clues about why they live the way they do now. Jill also teaches clients healthy communication skills, boosting their interpersonal connections. For clients who get stuck in ruminations or self-criticism, Jill uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to teach them how to avoid cognitive distortions so they can think without assumption or judgment clouding their perspectives.



Jill earned a Master’s degree from Brooklyn College. She has over seven years of experience working in the mental health setting. She is passionate about making everyone feel welcome to her practice, and strives to provide culturally competent care based on mutual respect and empathy. She builds strong trust with her clients so they feel comfortable opening up to her and talking about their lives.


Specialties

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

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $200

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:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 3 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice Owner, Mental Health Counselor, 2020 - Present
Group Practice, Contracted Mental Health Counselor, 2018 - 2020
PROS Program, Recovery Specialist, 2016 - 2018

CUNY Brooklyn College, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Fitchburg State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science, 2013


Licensure

New York: 008968


Languages

English