Janine  O'Brien

Janine O'Brien

Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Long Island Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 20, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Identity development
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Dr. Janine O'Brien is a licensed clinical psychologist providing teletherapy throughout New York. She specializes in working with relationship concerns, family issues, life transitions, identity exploration, self-esteem and worth, anxiety, and work/career issues. Dr. O'Brien has a particular interest in working with women and women of color.

Clients of Dr. O'Brien commonly come to therapy initially feeling a sense of disconnection (from others, the world, and themselves) often through experiences of traumas, oppression, marginalization, pressures, and expectations placed upon them by family, society, culture, or even themselves. On top of that, they intimately know the pressure to keep it going while things continue to pile up. They are hesitant to reach out for additional support and often find themselves scrolling through a million therapy profiles only to convince themselves yet again that they “should” just suck it up, that their problems are not “big” enough for therapy, or that they’ll reach out some other time.

Utilizing an integrative approach prioritizing clients' unique needs, goals, and values, Dr. O'Brien helps women reconnect with the parts of themselves and their dreams that have been lost and dismissed along the way, shift the narratives, empower them to stand in their truths, and live more authentic and aligned lives.

Message to clients

On the outside, you have it totally “together.” To others, you have a kick ass job, friendships galore, solid romantic relationships…many would say that you are crushing this thing called life. On the inside, it’s a bit of a different story. Although you have a lot of your stuff together (you are a badass, after all), there are still things that are missing or are not feeling quite right. You notice that you are going through your days mostly on autopilot and lay in bed at night wondering how you got here...feeling disconnected, anxious, and away from your true passions and dreams.

I get it. Reaching out for support can be so hard and for women, there’s conditioning to believe that you need to “hold it together” for everyone around you. You are messaged to believe that you can’t have big dreams, speak your mind, stand up for yourself, have needs, or prioritize yourself.

All of that is SO real and therapy is a powerful way to more fully understand your story and move toward your goals with the support of a professional to journey alongside you.


Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Janine O'Brien is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Couples initial session: $275 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I provide superbills for clients seeking reimbursement directly from their insurance and would be happy to assist clients in understanding this process.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Long Island practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Center for Counseling & Consultation, St. John's University, Staff Psychologist & Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, 2018 - 2020
Pace University Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018
American University Counseling Center, 2016 - 2017

University of Hartford, PsyD, 2017
University of Hartford, MA, Clinical Practices, 2012
Adelphi University, MA, Psychology, 2011
Hofstra University, BA, Psychology, 2008