Shari  Jacobs

Shari Jacobs

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, Colorado Not Accepting Online

I am providing teletherapy sessions for individuals in NY or CO and will resume in-person sessions in Denver in early 2022. Please contact me if you do not see a consultation time that works for you.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York and Colorado therapists on Zencare.

Updated August 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Shari Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults across Colorado and New York State, with sessions offered in both English and Spanish. Many of Shari’s clients come to her for support managing anxiety, depression, or OCD, processing past trauma, navigating difficult life transitions, or working through relationship and communication challenges.

Therapy with Shari is highly individualized and tailored to each client's needs. Shari frequently draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help clients shift their relationship with unhelpful thinking patterns, live a life guided by their values, and be more mindful in their day to day lives. Through a psychodynamic lens, Shari also helps clients to explore past experiences and relationships and better understand their impact on the present. Shari has also been trained in exposure and response prevention, an evidenced based practice for individuals with OCD. Shari's ultimate goal is to help clients better understand and move away from patterns that may be keeping them stuck.

Shari understands that starting therapy can be hard but believes that establishing a strong therapeutic relationship early on can help make the process easier. Her style is warm, supportive, and deeply curious, allowing her clients to explore the most intimate parts of themselves without judgement. She is genuinely passionate about helping others tap into their inner strengths and live fuller lives.

Shari received her M.S.W. from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work and completed a year-long Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute. She has years of experience working in New York City’s public hospitals in outpatient psychiatry and primary care settings. Shari also has experience providing supervision to other social workers and students.


Message to clients

My goal as a therapist is to help you maximize joy and fulfillment in your life. Together we can work to bring awareness to the patterns that may be keeping you stuck, to shift old ways of thinking that may no longer be serving you, and to develop actionable ways for you to overcome any barriers to living the life you envision.

I strive to create a supportive and judgement-free environment in which you can be free to be your authentic self and safely explore difficult feelings and experiences. I will also challenge you to examine patterns of thinking and communicating and try new skills outside of session. Sessions with me are typically semi-structured and involve a combination of reflection, active listening, feedback, and problem-solving.

My practice is open to adults of all backgrounds, and I use an intersectional lens, understanding the ways in which gender, race, sexuality, and class impact our lived experiences. I encourage you to reach out so we can talk about how we can best work together to help you reach your goals.


Specialties

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

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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

Shari Jacobs is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Please note that Shari only accepts Aetna and Harvard Pilgrim insurances from NY-based clients.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Tue Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Wed Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Thu Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Tue Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Wed Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Thu Please inquire about hours and current availability
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Concert Health, Behavioral Care Manager & Clinical Supervisor, 2018 - 2021
Bellevue Hospital Center, Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Social Worker, 2016 - 2018
Morrisania Diagnostic & Treatment Center , Collaborative Care Social Worker, 2015 - 2016

William Alanson White Institute, Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, 2018
Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2015


Licensure

Colorado: CSW.09926687

New York: #087441


Languages

English

Spanish