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Education

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, MSW

Training & Certifications

  • Thrive NYC Adult Mental Health First Aid

New York State License Number: 106902

NPI: 1659930055.

 

Jennifer Sperber, LMSW

Brooklyn Heights / Midtown / West village

“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” —Eric Weiner

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Young Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Identity

  • Relationships


What I Do

I practice from the belief that when we understand why we want, act, or feel a certain way, we are more equipped to manage our feelings, make changes in our circumstances, and move in the direction of happy, full lives.  I help clients unearth what they want — whether that be a romantic partner, a new career path, or self-love — and how to get it.

I work with college students and young adults coping with the challenges of adulthood, creative artists seeking creative solutions, and people of all ages embarking on life transitions, exploring family dynamics, working through relationship issues, and navigating identity concerns.

How I Help

My therapeutic style is empathic and individualized for every client.  My primary approach to therapy is psychodynamic and relational, with an emphasis on developing insight and building an authentic sense of self.  This means that in my office, I invite my clients to be both selfish and self-aware, to put themselves and their needs first, and to also understand those needs and the complicated motivations, relationships, and experiences behind them.

I also incorporate skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to provide support and relief.  These skills might include learning to challenge your thoughts, improving your ability to communicate, and regulating overwhelming emotions.

I aim to validate, but also challenge, my clients, and always practice with warmth, curiosity, and a sense of humor.  I hope to give my clients the space, sometimes for the first time in their lives, to express and explore difficult feelings and desires, to seek and accept help or understanding, and to recreate their life story.

More About Me

Prior to being a therapist, I worked in film and television, where I nursed a love of storytelling that persists in my work with my clients today. I am an enthusiastic animal lover, an avid moviegoer, and frequent picnicker in Prospect Park. I love my work as a therapist and my home in New York City, but also dream of someday living closer to the beach.