Jeff Robinson

LCSW

Jeff Robinson

LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Offices

347 5th Avenue
Suite 610
New York, New York 10016
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

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My Approach to Helping

Realizing that you aren’t where you want to be is scary. For many of us, continuing along without changing is likely to result in developing meaningless habits: ruminating, alcoholsubstance abuse, unhealthy hookups, too much time with technology, ignoring your work-relationships, etc. Was there a point in your life where you did feel alive, connected and motivated? Or, do you feel that this has eluded you? This is the thing--we can have a picture-perfect life, an incredible resume, a fabulous apartmenthome and still feel that lack. We can work more, push more to the point of self-sabotage, anxiety, and depression.

My training as a therapist as well as my 11 years in corporate settings provides my clients the chance to express and implement their goals to create more meaningful lives. I've been helping people in my practice for over 15 years. I continue to feel excited about the solid results that good therapy can deliver. To be heard and understood is priceless.

I am a relatable guy. I don't judge. I'm easy to get along with. My clients respond well to me ( I think it's the Midwestern in me). My desire is to provide a warm, caring and respectful and safe environment in order for you to share your challenges, your pain, your desires. We will work together. We can't do this alone. I'll be your partner along the way.

More Info About My Practice

I am in-network with BCBS. If you have another carrier that allows out-of-network visits, we have some options. I can submit the insurance statements for you and you will be responsible for the balance that is not covered, OR, you can pay upfront and I will give you a statement that you can submit on your own.

I am also licensed in New Jersey. I live in Plainfield, NJ, which is in Union County.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

The Dixie Chicks have a line in one of their songs about friends "living in the same zip code where their parents live." Although I pre-date that song, I knew that staying in suburban Detroit was not going to work out well for me. I graduated from the University of Michigan, my parents divorced somewhere in the middle of my education, they both later remarried and I just knew it was time for me to exit. There was no acrimony, just some confusing feelings and a need to look outside of the Midwest. I moved to New York, got a position in Macy's and never looked back. After 11 years in retail in various buying and management positions, after numerous unhealthy relationships, I felt that there was more for me to do. I became active in the HIVAIDS world, working with men, women and children throughout the earlylatter part of the 90s. I realized that this gave me a sense of purpose that was clearly lacking. I see that I may be painting this process as somewhat seamless--trust me-it was not. I was engaging in unhealthy habits, including excessive partying and exhibiting very poor money management, and the like. But through my own therapy, I was able to begin to sort all of this out. I finally found a healthy relationship, pulled the plug on retail and entered grad school. I've been in private practice now for almost 20 years now. The last few years have been challenging as I've lost both parents, beloved pets. But I have much to be grateful for: my spouse, my daughter, the roof over our heads, my health. But I work on this almost every day through exercise, meditating, journaling, laughing at my new favorite addiction, the TV show, Superstore. When my clients walk through the door, they can rest assured that they are sitting across from a guy who understands.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    My practice tends to reflect the diversity that is New York: men, women, gaystraight, students, professionals, creatives. As of late, I have been seeing more men in their 40s and 50s who are questioning their worth or place in their current jobs, relationships. We work to either reclaim or create a renewed sense of self and purpose. Many of the guys I see are feeling stuck, not realizing that this has been a slow burn over the years and a triggering event(s) has fueled this need, and in some cases, panic, to seek out help. Whether it be through traditional talk therapy, EMDR, or CBT, we are typically successful in sorting out the confusion to forge a clearer road ahead.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
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