Jennifer Schliessman, LCSW

Special Interests
ADHD, Adjustments/Life Transitions, Anxiety, Body Positivity, Boundaries, Bullying, Careers & Work Performance, Caregiver Support, Depression, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, Impulse Control Issues, Isolation, OCD, Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem/Self Acceptance, Self Identity Development, Social Anxiety, Social Media & Mental Health, Solution Focused Therapy, Spirituality & Mental Health, Stress Management, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance
About This Project


Everyone has struggles in life, whether it is anxiety, illness, dissatisfaction with a career, or a difficulty forming healthy relationships. However, with the right therapist, you can count on not going through this struggle alone. From a very young age, I knew that my purpose was to help people, and for the last fifteen years I have been working in the health field to better the lives of others. I have experience working with patients in various populations and my approach is interactive, eclectic and compassionate. I work to customize my style towards the dynamics of each individual to bring about effective results. I aim to create a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where my patients can explore their thoughts and emotions in a safe setting. I get actively involved with my patients, constantly offering feedback. Change takes time, but working together and regardless of where you are in life, my patients develop a deeper emotional awareness, enhanced sense of self identity and build a more successful life.

I have developed knowledge on various types of therapy and can understand the daily stresses of living in a hectic and demanding Manhattan lifestyle. I aim to help my clients develop a positive outlook and provide empathy and support for them to ultimately maintain success. I believe that the therapeutic alliance is essential to the healing process and I strive to create a trusting environment where clients feel safe to share their innermost feelings and experiences.

Instilling hope, together creating a plan and implementing action is key to a patient’s growth. Bringing positive energy to my approach, I constantly highlight my patients’ strengths in order to bring about positive change in a realistic time period. I implement various types of therapies and I have always believed that an added holistic component is extremely valuable. I have a B.S. from Georgetown University and an advanced degree from Fordham (M.S.W.) I bring positive energy to my practice and utilize a strength based person centered style to present clients to work on daily challenges. I am looking forward to working together to create a plan to bring about positive transformation in a realistic time period. Outside of seeing patients, I have a strong interest and passion in health, wellness, and fitness.

New York, LMSW
New York, LCSW

Master of Social Work, Fordham University
BS in Healthcare Management and Policy, Minor in Psychology, Georgetown University