Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments; only accepting clients for OON or PPO; Cigna slots are full
Offers remote video sessions.
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Jamie Bloom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, New York with an office in Brooklyn Heights just steps away from Borough Hall. She has expertise working with adults of all ages on a range of emotional and behavioral challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship struggles. Jamie especially enjoys working with individuals with trauma histories, helping them gain freedom from the past by taking control of how these life experiences affect their overall emotional and physical health.
Jamie uses a combination of Internal Family Systems, psychoeduation, and mindfulness informed practices that are healing oriented, non-judgmental, and self-empowering. Working with the natural mind-body connection, she combines traditional talk therapy with experiential and behavioral techniques helping her clients to tune in to their thoughts, emotions, and body experiences and gain a deeper understanding of and insight into their whole self. Jamie helps clients identify and access their inner resources and develop healthy coping strategies so that they can make better use of their emotional energy, and feel more balanced, have greater clarity, communicate more effectively, and feel empowered in relationships.
Jamie’s goal is to help clients on their journey of self-discovery to find the change and healing for which they are searching. She is committed to building a warm, supportive and caring relationship with her clients, offering a safe space to explore and attend to their inner world. Her approach is collaborative, and she brings an open-hearted curiosity and deeply felt respect for each client’s present story and past history as well as an appreciation for their resilience and inner strengths. Jamie is a skilled clinician whose years of experience working in an out-patient mental health clinic using varied treatment approaches enables her to effectively create a personalized treatment approach that works for each client
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
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
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
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Mindfulness – Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Communication skills – Assistance with being more effective in relationships with their partners, families, and co-workers; using more effective methods of communication to convey their needs and respond to others in all types of situations
Somatic symptoms – Working with a body process orientation that can provide a way to work with somatic symptoms including tension, pain and fatigue, and the emotions that come with those feelings
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Jamie is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than Cigna.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session (50min)
Therapist's note: Jamie can submit paperwork directly to your insurance company on a monthly basis.
Message to clients
“You're probably reading this because something doesn't feel right—you might be down or anxious, struggling with work or a relationship, or perhaps have a feeling of being stuck or confused. Taking the first step is always the hardest, so I appreciate the courage it takes to look for a therapist. It is my belief that whatever is going on, the answers for change and the resources for healing are within you waiting to be uncovered. Together, we can explore ways for you to access this resilience, gain new skills and understanding and with that the opportunity for positive change, and growth. I welcome your interest and look forward to being part of your journey.”
Treatment approachesInternal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (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)
Narrative TherapyNarrative therapy uses stories to connect an individual to their broader context, by exploring dominant stories and alternative stories; dominant plots and alternative plots; events being linked together over time that have implications for past, present and future actions. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to change their relationship with problems in their lives by rewriting narratives. (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, 2017 - Present
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, 2011 - 2017
Internal Family Systems, Level 1, 2018
STAIR Narrative Therapy Training, 2013
NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2012
Columbia University, MBA, 1981
University of Pennsylvania, BS, 1978