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Therapist in New York, New York Jess Podell, Therapist

License: LCSW

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in New York, New York Jess Podell, LCSW

Jess Podell, LCSW

Jess Podell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in New York, who received her Master’s degree from Hunter College. She has worked in outpatient mental health clinics, university wellness centers, psychiatric hospitals, and correctional facilities. Prior to attending graduate school, she received a BA in creative writing from Bard College, and spent several years as an online news editor. With nearly 15 years of clinical experience, Jess has treated clients from diverse backgrounds who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorders, ADHD, interpersonal relationships, anger management, adjustment issues, and psychosis. She has extensive experience with the LGBTQ+ community, college students and professors, artists, and veterans from multiple generations. She is mindful of the tremendous impact that ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, and cross-cultural belief systems have on mental health. Jess lived in Tokyo in 2021, counseling expats from around the world, including U.S. military service members stationed in Japan. She integrates elements of various therapeutic modalities (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy) into her practice, rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach. Jess maintains a strengths-based, client-centered perspective. What is most valuable to her is facilitating change without giving directives: assisting others to recognize their resilience, to bolster their confidence in the face of great challenges, to accept setbacks as opportunities for growth, and to develop positive coping strategies. “



  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



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