Britt Jagodnik, LCSW

Britt Jagodnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments


 

Clientele

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Seniors (65+)

Hours

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

Specialties & expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image concerns
  • Substance use
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Britt Jagodnik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in sexuality and LGBQ topics, body image concerns, substance use, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Having worked in a substance use facility, her particular area of expertise is addiction and substance use recovery. She works collaboratively with clients to take an in-depth examination into reasons initially leading to the substance use, explore these unresolved traumas, and build healthier coping mechanisms. She also has a special interest in working with members of the LGBQ community, guiding each client toward achieving self-acceptance and authenticity.

Britt's approach is rooted in psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapy. She focuses on the present concerns of her clients while gently uncovering their unique circumstances shaping their narrative. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore this narrative, help clients move beyond internal obstacles, and recognize their strengths.

Britt sees young adults, college and graduate students, and adults. She especially enjoys supporting young adults navigating transitions into adulthood and solidifying their identity in the world. Her office is conveniently located in Flatiron, accessible by multiple nearby metro stations.


Specialties

Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Body image concerns – Including body dysmorphic disorder
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)


Insurances

  • Consolidated Health Plan
    (NYU Student Health Insurance)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Ongoing sessions: $150/session (45min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $125 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 


Message to clients

"Finding the right therapeutic fit can be a challenge, particularly if you are new to the process of therapy. Many people I meet with tell me about previous experiences with therapists who either "talked too much," not enough, or with whom they felt uncomfortable expressing their feelings. I strive to provide an open, caring atmosphere for patients in which all emotions, thoughts and experiences can be talked about openly, without judgment. This includes what goes on in the room between patient and therapist, as this can be a rich source of learning about oneself and one's style of relating and interacting."



Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Beth Israel Medical Center, Psychiatric Social Worker, 2011 - 2015
New York University Wellness Exchange, Crisis Response Counselor/Social Worker, 2009 - 2011
Beth Israel Medical Center Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Unit, Psychiatric Social Worker, 2007 - 2009
Odyssey House, Social Worker, 2002 - 2007

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), Candidate in Adult Training Program in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy, 2016 - Present
Hunter College, MSW, 2006
Boston University, BS, 1993


Languages

English