Psychotherapy Specialties

DBT CBT Eating Disorders Mindfulness Psychologist Psychotherapy NOMAD Manhattan New York NY Therapy

DBT CBT Eating Disorders Mindfulness Psychologist Psychotherapy NOMAD Manhattan New York NY Therapy

Treatment Areas

Jan provides evidence-based and  mindfulness-based psychotherapy in an integrated care setting for various issues and concerns including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia, etc.)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Queer & Transgender Issues (LGBTQ)
  • Grief
  • Marital/Relationship Problems
  • Personality Disorders (inc. Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or other Trauma-Related Disorder
  • Sex Related Issues (difficulties with intimacy, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, loss of drive, kink-friendly)he
  • Therapeutic Use of Medical Cannabis

Therapeutic Use of Medical Cannabis

Expanding from her clinical work, Jan is the co-founder for the International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health, an international research institute that partners with researchers around the globe to bridge the gap between basic science and translational research on the mental health outcomes of patients using medical cannabis.

Jan is dedicated to fighting the negative stigma and policies that have impacted research, education and care for patients using medical cannabis.  She often consults with states' medical cannabis programs providing expert guidance on cannabis' impact on mental wellbeing.  Jan is also the Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Cannabis and Mental Health for the Clinical Social Work Journal, a international peer-reviewed journal for practicing clinical social workers. Jan has also presented internationally on cannabis and mental health issues and recently completed a Pilot Study of Mental Health Clinicians’ Knowledge and Attitudes around Cannabis.

Jan is passionate about  helping patients use cannabis in a healthy and therapeutic manner. In addition, Jan teaches at NYU and Continuing Education Programs nationally.

Trauma and Related Issues

Jan is experienced in providing treatment for clients with a host of issues, including trauma. Jan works using mindfulness approaches and TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy) to work with clients struggling through trauma.

Whether its recovering from sexual abuse, sexual assault, divorce or the death of a loved one, therapy can be a tool to help one move beyond and create new meaning in their life.

Often, clients experience these types of  issues following trauma: 

  • Addiction or Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Personality Disorders

Jan has extensive experience working with clients who suspect or have been diagnosed with a personality disorder. Whether that is borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder, dependent personality disorder or any other personality disorder. Jan has shown success using her specific approach with this. She combines education and her own targeted modality to help clients learn different ways of self-soothing, how to identify negative, dysfunctional traits, and how to modify such destructive traits.

Often there are specific reasons past therapies have not worked for clients. Sometimes it can be the result of the therapist and their style or the client and their own defense mechanisms or unpreparedness for change. Having a gentle yet direct therapist that help you understand our own inner resistances or issues that might be impacting therapy progress.

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High Profile Clients

Jan has extensive experience herself as an executive for major healthcare systems. Over the past 8 years, she has created and run a large multi-location collaborative practice in the Mid-Atlantic region.

She knows the pressure of managing multi-million dollar budgets, the struggle for work and life balance, and relationship issues that can result of the personal pressure one feels at work.  Jan has experience working with executives developing personal plans of action and to helping them create personal success.

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy helps people to overcome barriers that keep them from reaching their erotic potential and fully experiencing sexual health, wellness and pleasure in their relationships and lives. Jan is comfortable working with members of the LGBTQ community, various types of relationships including consensually non-monogamous relationships as well as working in a culturally competent way with members of the kink community.