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Jessica Scott Psychotherapy, LMHC

Not Taking New Clients

Jessica Scott helps young adults manage anxiety, improve relationships, and live more fulfilled and authentic lives. Her approach to therapy is hands-on, direct, and supportive. She is a present therapist who listens and engages with intent and appropriately challenges and supports her clients with insightful questions and useful resources to use outside of session.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I’ll ask you questions that will help me to better understand you, challenge your way of thinking, and provoke a new way of looking at things.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
While I initially set out on a path to become an elementary school teacher, I quickly realized that working in a room full of children was not a great fit for me personally. I instead decided to use my empathy and strong desire to help others by pursuing a career in therapy. I have always been a deep thinker and feeler myself and had an ability to connect with others that came naturally to me and felt fulfilling. Outside of my practice, I have also worked in nonprofit organizations and in higher education, primarily in the areas of career counseling, substance abuse, and general mental health disorders (such as anxiety and depression).
What should someone know about working with you?
I’ll ask you questions that will help me to better understand you, challenge your way of thinking, and provoke a new way of looking at things. I’ll help you recognize the strengths and tools you already possess and teach you how to use them more effectively while also identifying any dysfunctional patterns, destructive thoughts, and other habits that might be holding you back. I’ll provide you with exercises, techniques, and resources that you can use to ease your symptoms outside of our sessions and check in with you about their effectiveness along the way. I don’t believe that there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and I therefore adjust my methods according to each person’s needs and goals. I will check in with you often to learn more about what is and isn’t helpful during our work to ensure we’re on the same page, working toward the same goals, and getting closer to finding the right set of strategies to best help you
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I try to read at least one book per month, engage weekly with my colleagues in the field, and pursue continuing education opportunities whenever they arise.
“I’ll help you recognize the strengths and tools you already possess and teach you how to use them more effectively while also identifying any dysfunctional patterns, destructive thoughts, and other habits that might be holding you back.”