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Jessica Cantave-Laurent Psychotherapy, LMSW

Jessica Cantave-Laurent is a generalist practice provider who uses empathic communication to understand clients and meet them where they are. She helps clients improve insight and self-awareness while developing tools and skills to cope, increase decision-making capacities, and navigate life on their own.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Progress in therapy comes from trusting the therapist and client relationship to open communication, gain insight, solve problems, and develop and use coping skills.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began in college when I was deciding what helping profession to consider. I’ve always wanted to be able to gain knowledge and interpersonal and mastery skills while helping myself and others with adversity, life experiences and situations, and personal development. I have worked in nonprofits, community-based programs, hospital industries, emergency rooms, in-patient, and outpatient settings. I have training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and attachment and trauma in adolescents and families.
What should someone know about working with you?
I complete a comprehensive intake and assessment process to gain a better understanding of a client’s presenting problem. Progress in therapy comes from trusting the therapist and client relationship to open communication, gain insight, solve problems, and develop and use coping skills. I work with diverse populations, including children and families, adult men and women, and those with co-occurring disorders.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a provider, I complete continuing education credits in assessment and diagnosis, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. I participate in training in psychotherapy specialization, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and attachment and trauma. I also participate in various mental health professional platforms and networks.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values of integrity, self-determination, authenticity, spirituality, and competence have helped shape personal and professional development and my self-acceptance, allowing me to relate to others and provide guidance in life.
“My core values of integrity, self-determination, authenticity, spirituality, and competence have helped shape personal and professional development and my self-acceptance, allowing me to relate to others and provide guidance in life.”
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