Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Race and cultural identity
Eliza Jaquez is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with an office in Lower Manhattan. Eliza welcomes adults navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, self esteem issues, anxiety and depression into her practice. She also helps individuals understand the different forms of trauma they may have endured.
Eliza utilizes a primarily insight-oriented approach to help clients develop awareness of self-defeating patterns, overcome obstacles to success, and become more self-confident. She strives to work collaboratively with clients by creating an open, safe space, where they are free to explore thoughts and feelings in new ways.
With specialized training in child and adolescent therapy, Eliza is passionate about working collaboratively with children and teenagers to strengthen their relationships with their families. She draws upon a combination of play therapy and traditional talk therapy. She is an expert in supporting children and adolescents through a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and behavioral issues. She works closely with each child’s parents to address family challenges and enact positive change. Her office is conveniently located steps from the Broadway-Lafayette Street subway station.
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
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
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Initial and ongoing session: $180 (45min)
Therapist's note: Eliza can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Your words and experiences are important. They help connect ways your past may be impacting your present. In therapy, you will have the freedom to express your innermost thoughts and feelings. You'll develop new ways of thinking about patterns have felt hard to change. I can help you structure and find words for feelings that seem overwhelming and hard to understand. Together, we go beyond the surface to understand the root causes of different challenges.
I believe it's important for everyone to find a space where they can figure out how to be the most authentic version of themselves. Taking the first step in finding a therapist is a powerful move towards self understanding and transformation. Call for a brief consultation.”
Treatment approachesAttachment-Focused Relational TherapyAttachment-focused relational therapy aims to strengthen the relationship between child and family by involving the entire family in the therapeutic process. (learn more)
Play Therapy Play Therapy includes using play to help children explore their thoughts and emotions. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Relational TherapyRelational therapy helps individuals recognize the vital role of relationships in one's well-being. It emphasizes the development of relational awareness and exploring how to better understand how one operates with others. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, 2015 - Present
Upper Manhattan Psychotherapy, 2014 - 2015
Roberto Clemente Center, 2011 - 2012
Institute for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2015 - Present
New York University, Certificate in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2015
Mercy College, MS, 2011
Northeastern University, BA, 2007