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Jennifer Mounty Psychotherapy, LCSW

Jennifer Mounty is a caring, honest, and empathetic therapist who is serious but still has a sense of humor. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and nurturing environment. Her areas of expertise include working with PTSD and trauma, depression, LGBTQA+ issues, anxiety, HIV/AIDS, relationships, poor self-image and insecurity, crisis, guilt, stress, anger, and bereavement.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
  • New York
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“Because of my early exposure to mental illness, addiction, and trauma, I have always been able to see my clients as individuals; there is never an "us" vs "them" mentality that many of my clients have expressed feeling previously when seeking help for their issues.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Due to having family and friends in my personal life who suffered from mental illness and addiction, there was never a question for me that I wanted to help people. This started in childhood and, by the time I was a teenager, I realized that the best way for me to help and be of service was to become a psychotherapist. During the more than 30 years of my career, I have worked in various settings, including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient youth centers, inpatient AIDS units, inpatient rehab, nursing homes, psychiatric mobile crisis, outpatient nonprofits, and city programs (to name a few). I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and belief systems and have addressed a wide variety of issues with my clients. I see people as individuals with different life experiences, values, thoughts, and feelings. With that said, my approach is insight-oriented, psychodynamic psychotherapy and based on the needs of the particular person I am working with at the time rather than on a specific theory or diagnosis.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process will feel more like a conversation than a questionnaire. I want to help you start your journey toward a better understanding of the person you are, what has brought you to this point in your life, and where you would like to see yourself in the future. I do ask that you go to my website, complete the forms, and email me a couple of the simple forms acknowledging my policy and procedures, conveying your basic demographics, and signing the release of information (if applicable). The best way to make the first contact is via email. I will respond in less than a day and we can set up a time to talk and see if we are a good fit.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Because of my early exposure to mental illness, addiction, and trauma, I have always been able to see my clients as individuals; there is never an "us" vs "them" mentality that many of my clients have expressed feeling previously when seeking help for their issues. I help my clients understand how past experiences and trauma can affect the person they currently are and how this can cause them to forget the person they want to be, which allows my clients and I to work together to figure out what they want for their future.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Easier access through telehealth allows clients and therapists more freedom regarding the times to meet. Without the need to commute to session, there is one less barrier to obtaining services. While I do like meeting people’s fur babies and seeing their homes, I miss the energy of in-person therapy, the warmth, and sometimes the hugs. We live in a time of technology and the practice of telehealth is the natural outgrowth of the world we live in.
“I help my clients understand how past experiences and trauma can affect the person they currently are and how this can cause them to forget the person they want to be, which allows my clients and I to work together to figure out what they want for their future.”
Interested in speaking with Jennifer?