Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Jaclyn Einstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan, specializing in relationships, communication skills, life transitions, anxiety, depression, substance use, and infertility counseling. She has particular expertise in supporting professionals with high stress jobs and helping young adults develop coping skills to successfully navigate transitions in their personal and professional lives. As a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Use Counselor, she draws upon extensive experience in treating substance-related challenges as she works with individuals who are in recovery, as well as with significant others who have loved ones struggling with addiction.
Jaclyn supports her professional clientele in managing daily life stressors such as work/life balance, interpersonal communication, and boundary setting. She also helps them to strategize, discuss ideas, and sometimes even role play before important decisions or events. Many clients see Jaclyn to optimize effectiveness and performance at their jobs and in their lives, as well as to improve their professional and personal relationships.
With her emerging adult clients, she helps them with the challenges associated with transitioning from high school to college, and college to the working world. In addition, she works with them to develop skills to understand and manage familial and personal relationships during the crucial junctures in their development.
Jaclyn draws from a background in both insight-oriented and skill-based therapeutic modalities, with an emphasis on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She also uses motivational interviewing and other behavioral interventions to help clients recognize and change undesirable patterns of behavior. She is committed to providing a supportive and safe environment for clients to find insight, growth, and personal fulfillment. Her office in Flatiron is conveniently located near multiple metro stations.
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Communication skills – Assistance with being more effective in relationships with their partners, their families and their co-workers. Using more effective methods of communication to convey their needs and respond to others in all types of situations
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
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
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Infertility counseling – Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Jaclyn is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $250/session (50min)
A sliding scale of $225 - $250 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Jaclyn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"I believe that the capacity for healing is stimulated and reinforced by interpersonal connections. My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place."
Treatment approachesMindfulness 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)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (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)
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, 2014 - Present
Realization Center, 2011 - 2015
New York University, MSW, 2011
University of Michigan, BA, 2006 - 2009