Kent  Jarratt
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Kent Jarratt


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, DCSW
New Jersey, New York Accepting Online
Updated February 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Kent Jarratt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY and Asbury Park, NJ. He is currently working virtually. Kent is a meditator in the Soto Zen tradition, and is an instructor of Tai Chi Chih: Both continue to influence his work as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. He helps clients who suffer from chronic illness, eating disorders, and anxiety and stress. Aware of the need for mind/body awareness, Kent also works in the area of medical hypnosis, to deal with the stress of pre-op and post-op medical procedures, as well as medical issues such as binge eating, irritable bowel (IBS), Crohn's Disease and Meniere's/Tinnitus, sleep disorders, enhanced healing, and more.

Kent approaches therapy from a psychodynamic perspective. He supports clients as they learn more about themselves through introspection. Clients explore their memories, drives, dreams and instincts to come to a better understanding of who they are and how they came to be that person. Kent's training in hypnotherapy is helpful for clients who want to alleviate their physical symptoms or decrease unhealthy behavioral patterns. Kent encourages clients to assess their motivations behind certain decisions or actions they take. He does this through a  therapy modality called Motivational Interviewing.

Kent earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College. He holds certificates from The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. He was director of the hypnosis program at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP). He has been an adjunct lecturer in two graduate programs at Hunter/CUNY, and is the former president of the New York State Society of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. His 35 years of experience working with clients allows him to bring expertise to his work and help people through their mental health issues.

Message to clients

I strive to access my experience as a psychotherapist, so that you can discover, and reclaim your authentic self. Symptoms are communications from your mind/body and we will unpack these. I truly believe that each person I see deserves their own unique therapy plan. We will work together to create a plan so that you can gain more confidence, and self-acceptance, as you go through the often difficult work that creates sustainable change. You deserve to feel better, and my hope is that, as we work together, you will discover just how possible that can be.


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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


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


Kent Jarratt is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:30 pm.--8:30 p.m.
  • Tue 2:30 pm.--8:30 p.m.
  • Wed 2:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 2:30 pm--8:30 pm
  • Tue 2:30 pm--8:30 pm
  • Wed 2:30 pm--8:30 pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 36 years

Self-Employed, Owner, 1987 - Present

New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, 1994
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certificate in Eating Disorders, 1991
Hunter College/CUNY, Masters/ Social Work, 1987


New Jersey: 44SC01305000

New York: R036725-01