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Jemima Laurent Psychotherapy, LCSW

Jemima Laurent is a licensed clinical social worker who believes clients are the experts in their own lives. She has worked with children and adults, specializing in crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, and people with immigrant backgrounds. Using a combination of techniques from different theoretical orientations, she aims to build person-centered clinical relationships.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Our work together is a collaboration and your needs are at the center of what will happen in our therapy sessions.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Growing up, I had several questions about human nature and the things that impact human behavior. In my undergraduate career, I double majored in psychology and communication studies. I furthered my education in social work, as I loved the versatility of the field. Throughout my career as a social worker, I have worked in case management, both in direct practice and in managed care, and in clinical work with children and families. My desire to connect with humans and understand their behaviors is what keeps me connected to my clinical work. I believe people are the experts in their own lives and my role as a therapist is to support them in their journey.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a free 15-minute consultation so that we can get a sense of each other. In the consultation, we explore what brought you to therapy and what you hope to get out of therapy. Our work together is a collaboration and your needs are at the center of what will happen in our therapy sessions.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I love that we are able to access mental health services wherever there is access to technology. Teletherapy allows us to focus on the work while removing some of the barriers like transportation.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
As a first-generation Haitian-American, I was brought up in a home where we didn’t seek therapy when feeling overwhelmed; instead, we found a way to deal with it. However, I have learned over the years that having someone unbiased to speak with has helped with processing my thoughts and feelings. Trying therapy can be scary but a safe space that allows you to be vulnerable without judgment is what I hope you are able to find in your therapeutic journey.
“Trying therapy can be scary but a safe space that allows you to be vulnerable without judgment is what I hope you are able to find in your therapeutic journey.”
Interested in speaking with Jemima?