Ryan Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City who specializes in anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ concerns, women’s issues, and relationships. His practice is open to adults across the lifespan, and he also welcomes both queer- and straight-identified couples.
Ryan’s approach to treatment is rooted in relational therapy. He often helps clients develop insight to identify what healthy, satisfying interpersonal relationships look like for them, and how they can work towards developing and fostering such dynamics. When working with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community, he creates a safe space where individuals are able to air any negative experiences, perceptions, and emotions in order to move forward into a place of self-acceptance and empowerment. He also runs an interpersonal group for men in the LGBTQIA+ community that focuses on expressing vulnerabilities.
Ryan cares about each of his clients seeing tangible growth and progress, and he will often suggest casual check-ins to evaluate how far they’ve come towards achieving their goals. He looks forward to working with you at his practice, which is located steps away from Madison Square Park.
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
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Ryan Jacobs is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Ryan can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private practice, 2019 - Present
myTherapy NYC, 2016 - 2019
New York University, MSW, 2016
Syracuse University, BS, 2006
This weekly group provides a supportive space for gay men to share common experiences, feel understood, and discuss relevant topics.