Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC
Not accepting new clients; find available Flatiron therapists here
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Loss and grief
Jennifer Breslow is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Flatiron, Manhattan, specializing in addiction recovery, trauma, art therapy, anxiety, family and relationship challenges, and loss and grief. Her particular area of expertise is in working with individuals touched by addiction in some way, whether they are in active recovery or have a parent or family member who abused alcohol. Having previously worked in a residential drug treatment facility, Jennifer brings extensive clinical experience in this area to her private practice. She gently guides clients navigating challenges associated with addiction recovery toward a place of healing and growth.
Clients who see Jennifer include those who are drawn to drama and have a hard time shifting those patterns; high achievers who struggle to connect fully to themselves and to others; and individuals who are concerned with what others think of them and try to please everyone at the expense of their own wellbeing. Jennifer works with these clients on self-esteem, perfectionism, and setting healthy boundaries.
Jennifer draws upon various treatment modalities including art therapy, mindfulness practices, and sensorimotor therapy. She offers clients the option to create art in sessions, a process that can help clients express themselves in unique, creative ways and discover insights about the unconscious mind. Through mindfulness practices, she highlights the mind-body connection so clients learn to be more fully connected to their bodies’ sensations and feelings. She is dedicated to creating a safe space for clients to feel fully in control of their lives, have more meaningful relationships, and find joy in themselves and in authentic, healthy, and secure connections.
Jennifer sees young adults, college and graduate students, and adults. Her office is conveniently located in the Flatiron District, accessible by multiple close metro stations.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one including pet loss
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)
Initial/ongoing sessions: $165/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $165 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"Taking the first step to start therapy is the hardest part, but it means that deep inside you are ready for change. Change is not easy, but with a supportive therapist by your side, it can become easier."
Treatment approachesArt TherapyIn art therapy, clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. (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)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2011 - Present
Hope Center Residential Health Care Facility, 2006 - 2017
New York University, MA, 2005
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1999