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Jessica Ostad Psychotherapy, LMHC

Jessica Ostad is a licensed mental health counselor in New York and Florida. She speaks both English and Farsi and specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with performance in the workplace, various forms of anxiety, motivation to reach their physical health goals, family dilemmas, or major life transitions.

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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  • Florida
  • New York
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Profile
“Some theoretical approaches I often enjoy using include cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I attended SUNY Albany where I graduated with my bachelor's degree in psychology and advanced my studies by earning a master's degree in mental health counseling from Hofstra University in 2014. Being born and raised in New York has shaped me in ways that have allowed me to become a well-rounded and culturally-competent therapist. I have worked in a multitude of capacities, including as a psychiatric rehabilitation specialist on an inpatient psychiatric unit, a case manager working with the severely mentally ill, an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) coordinator for those who are medication-resistant, a family specialist on a forensic assertive community treatment (FACT) team with those who have been in and out of the jail system, and a supervisor on an assertive community treatment team where I oversaw 60+ clients and multiple staff members. I have been in private practice since 2018 and enjoy building strong, lasting, and trusting working relationships with my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am aware that beginning the process of therapy can be extremely stressful and daunting. I like to ensure that I do everything in my power to make it as smooth of an experience as possible. During intake, I will gather information about the client to establish a foundation to build on as we continue our work together in therapy. I like to understand the client's goals and how we will monitor and measure the client's progress over time. Some theoretical approaches I often enjoy using include cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy. I use these approaches to help clients reframe their maladaptive thought processes and behaviors while also constructing a concrete vision of a preferred future by understanding what has worked and not worked so well in the past. I feel fortunate to help clients gain a new appreciation of themselves, a more positive outlook and attitude, and improved coping skills to tackle issues as they appear.
“I feel fortunate to help clients gain a new appreciation of themselves, a more positive outlook and attitude, and improved coping skills to tackle issues as they appear.”
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