Jeffrey Kaplan MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in East Setauket, New York, 11733

Jeffrey Kaplan


Jeffrey Kaplan


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 000850
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • GHI
  • MVP
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions
Fees: Individual and Couples sessions for $125 per session, Family sessions for $150 for an extended 90 minute session unless otherwise influenced by insurance coverage.
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6 South Jersey Ave
East Setauket, New York 11733

My Approach to Helping

I believe that people naturally have competitive instincts and drives, and using these evolutionary-based approaches, we come into conflict in our relationships in modern interactions. We compete with those whom we love, and become obsessed with a desire to "win" in these arguments, while at the same time we "lose" the very nature of these relationships. I help people find ways to externalize their competitive instincts and repair the collective team approach with loved ones to ascertain healthy team roles for all participants for a healthy competitive approach to novel situations.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently a in-network provider for Optum/UBH Plans, Oxford and Community Plan,and I am able to offer a reasonable fee to help all family members heal wounds collectively. As a result, I typically offer more brief therapy than many other therapeutic models, and more holistic changes to how families interact.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love helping people. I love watching those families who are so entrenched in problems turn their lives around in a miraculously short period of time, especially when considering how long some of these issues have been in existence before I enter into the story of someone's life. I feel so gratified and honored to have a role in helping people find ways to live happier and healthier lives with the people they care so much about. It is one of the main reasons I have developed the theoretical model that I have. Competition is not just about playing by some arbitrary set of rules. It is about PASSION. It is a deeply emotional response to those we love, and the expression of that connection is truly a miracle to behold. It is the best part of humanity at its core.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I hold every client and potential client in the highest esteem. It takes an incredible amount of courage and bravery to contact a complete stranger, and ask for help. As I see in so many great teams in history, it is essentially this aspect which drives those who succeed. I view the courage to act as a unit as a strength, not a weakness. A stigma for those who seek help is antiquated and unrealistic in today's world. We are united in so many ways as a culture and as a society, and it is only natural to seek added involvement and attachment with people.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples and Families with Competitive Relationships. Typically this includes relationships whose main characteristic is perpetual arguing and a stake in "winning" an argument or set of arguments.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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