Jenna  Sackman

Jenna Sackman

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Certified Yoga Instructor Practice: Resilience Lab
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated February 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression

Professional statement

Jenna Sackman is a psychotherapist who is passionate about working with individuals seeking positive change and compassionate support. She specializes in working with diverse clients, especially young adults, who are navigating through life transitions and who are experiencing anxiety/stress, relationship challenges, low self-esteem and depression.

Jenna believes that while the seeds of change, awareness and deeper understanding of self and others are planted in sessions, actionable change happens in between sessions when clients have the opportunity to put their hard work into practice. Therefore, she is focused on providing her clients with practical skills to successfully and independently navigate through life. Jenna understands that therapy is a huge investment and she, too, is fully invested in helping her clients realize observable change.

Holistic and integrative in her approach, Jenna aims to uniquely tailor therapy sessions to each client’s needs by utilizing a variety of techniques that expand insight and encourage emotional, behavioral and cognitive change. With extensive experience and training in psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga, she often incorporates Western and Eastern healing modalities in order to connect mind, body and soul. Generally, Jenna works to help her clients broaden their awareness, challenge problematic patterns, learn healthy coping skills, live mindfully and authentically and seek their unique version of joy.

Above all, Jenna believes that the strongest therapeutic relationships are built on trust, respect, transparency, empathy and equality, and she always counsels from a nonjudgmental place of understanding and compassion. Her priority is to meet and honor every individual wherever they currently are on their journey and to walk alongside them as they forge their own path.

Jenna is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive practice. Currently, Jenna offers remote therapy sessions and is excited to welcome new clients to her online practice.


Message to clients

My favorite author once wrote, “It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening,” which inevitably means that there are some experiences and feelings that, no matter how hard we may try to avoid, we cannot escape. Pain. Loss. Struggle. Heartbreak. Failure. But what if you could learn to honor and express your pain without suffering through it or allowing it to derail and control you? What if you could learn to manage the stress of tomorrow by choosing to live mindfully today?

Holistic and integrative in my approach, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. Therefore, I aim to truly get to know and understand my clients in meaningful and comprehensive ways in order to provide uniquely tailored therapy sessions. Passionate about fusing Western psychology with Eastern healing modalities, I utilize a variety of practices rooted in traditional psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga. From my own experiences in therapy, I truly understand how scary and vulnerable the therapeutic process can be and how important it is to find the right fit. I truly believe that with the right guidance and support, you can learn to free your mind, and, in doing so, free your life. I look forward to scheduling a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about one another and to discuss how I may best support you! I'm ready when you are...


Specialties

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

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

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

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (45min)

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:

  • Courtesy 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
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I typically charge $250 per session, but I also offer a sliding scale between $150-$250 in order to ensure that my service's are more affordable. Please don't hesitate to reach out to discuss a fee that is financially sustainable for you. I never want therapy to be a burden for you.


Location(s)

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
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Journey with Jenna, Founder and Practitioner, 2020 - 2020
Unity Preparatory Charter High School, Counselor, 2018 - 2019
College Discovery, LaGuardia Community College, Counselor, 2017 - 2018

Shades of Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, 2019
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.Ed in Mental Health Counseling, 2018
Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A in Teaching , 2016
Washington University in St. Louis, BA in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2014


Licensure

New York: P108126


Languages

English