Dayana Jimenez

Dayana Jiménez

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments


 

Clientele

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Families
Parents

Hours

Mon: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-8:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Academic issues

  • Adolescents

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family conflict

  • Race and cultural identity

  • Trauma


Professional statement

Dr. Dayana Jiménez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) clinical psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan. She provides expert support to a wide-ranging clientele, particularly around major life transitions, when emotions run high, anxious thoughts take over, and loving relationships become contentious. Dr. Jiménez welcomes individuals, families, and couples to her practice, helping each client to reach a greater sense of balance during times of change. 

Dr. Jiménez utilizes a skill-based and solution-focused approach, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She enjoys supporting parents to help them gain confidence in their parenting, build on the strength of their partner bond, and equip them with the practical daily skills for a more peaceful home. Dr. Jiménez is also highly skilled at working with children and adolescents, looking at the family system as a whole to problem-solve around separation anxiety, school issues, and behavioral challenges.

Dr. Jiménez has years of experience working in the school settings, as well as at New York City's top hospitals, allowing her to connect readily with clients facing challenging times. She received her doctorate from NYU, and is excited to lend her expertise in skill-based therapies to clients across the lifespan. 


Specialties

Academic issues – Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination in addition to challenges surrounding ADHD
Adolescents – Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills
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
Family conflict – Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or frightening events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing accidents, natural disasters, or sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences


Insurances

Dr. Jiménez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions for adults: $300 (45min)

  • Initial evaluation for children/adolescents: $600 (includes 90 minutes evaluation - 45 minutes with child/adolescent and 45 minutes with adult)

  • Ongoing sessions for children/adolescents: $300 (45min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Jiménez can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Message to clients

“Thank you for taking the time to learn about my practice. Over the years I have been able to help individuals, families and couples develop skills to manage emotionally stressful situations. I have been able to provide a safe space for clients to express thoughts and feelings without experiencing judgements. It is challenging to learn new ways of managing conflict or stress and refrain from repeating behaviors that are not helpful. The goal of our time together would be to develop helpful new skills to help decrease feeling of distress and create the life you deserve.”


Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2003 - Present
Berkeley Carroll School, Lower School Psychologist
Robert Louis Stevenson School, Clinical Director
Columbia Presbyterian, Director of Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program


Languages

English
Spanish