Jennifer L. Smith
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a clinical psychologist at Wholeview Wellness, an outpatient addiction recovery center in Midtown, Manhattan. She provides evidence-based and highly tailored care to adults navigating substance use challenges, depression, and anxiety. Dr, Smith is dedicated to working with clients in all stages of recovery and uses motivational interviewing to help clients realize the best version of themselves.
Dr. Smith has over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment and research, which she brings to skillfully support individuals struggling with alcohol, tobacco, or opiate use, as well as their loved ones. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients change negative thought patterns and engage in activities that bring them joy.
Dr. Smith is dedicated to getting to know each client holistically, including their daily habits, relationships, and the life events that brought them to therapy. She has been training healthcare professionals in motivational interviewing since 2005 and is excited to bring that knowledge to support each client in making behavioral change. Her office at Wholeview Wellness is located a short walk from Grand Central.
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
Mindfulness – Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Dr. Smith is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $275/session (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $275/session (45min)
Group sessions: $125
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $200 - $275 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive individual therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Smith can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Aligning behavior with your sense of self.”
Treatment approachesCognitive 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)
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)
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)
Education and work experience
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Assistant Professor