Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Borderline personality disorder
Jody Kemmerer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Tribeca, Manhattan. With nearly two decades of intensive training and clinical experience, she is an expert in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Through these approaches, she helps individuals manage difficult emotions and uncover their innate resilience. She specializes in supporting individuals with trauma, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.
In addition to her expertise in DBT and AEDP, Jody is passionate about incorporating mindfulness techniques into her sessions. Her work focuses heavily on creating a stable environment, building a trusting relationship, and equipping clients with the skills to effectively navigate challenging circumstances.
Engaged and collaborative, Jody is excited to welcome young adults and adults to her practice to begin the healing process. Her office is conveniently located steps from the Park Place subway station.
Attachment issues – Challenges with mood, behavior, and social relationships arising from failure to form normal attachment to primary caregiver in early childhood
Borderline personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Emotional regulation – Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways
Mindfulness – Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
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
Religious issues – Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Jody is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $200 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $200/session (50min)
Therapist's note: Jody can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“I am here to help you develop a clearer and kinder relationship with yourself. I use simple, interactive approaches to help build your strengths and activating your wise mind. I bring to our work expertise in how to effectively manage anxiety, depression and other painful emotions. We work together to attain the change you desire. My 17 years experience as a practitioner of meditation, has given me a compassionate presence and deep understanding of what often blocks us from accessing our talents and resilience. I am firm believer in everyone's innate capacity to heal.”
Treatment approachesAccelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) AEDP focuses on the in-depth processing of trauma and emotional difficulties to encourage the formation of new, transformative, positive experiences. AEDP acknowledges the inner strength of each individual by activating the adaptive change process and building a strong emotional relationship with the client. (learn more)
Cognitive 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)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2016 - Present
Columbus Park Collaborative, Psychotherapist, 2015 - 2016
Harvard University School of Psychiatry, Fellowship in Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 2014 - 2015
Long Island DBT Group, 2013 - 2014
Columbia University School for Social Work, DBT Training Program, 2012 - 2013
Columbia University School for Social Work, MSW, 2013