Jody Friedman

LCSW, Certified Psychoanalyst

Jody Friedman

LCSW, Certified Psychoanalyst

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: *I have a sliding scale fee $150-$275
*I am an out-of-network provider. During this stressful time you might contact your insurance company and see if they will reduce or waive your deductible.
Evening Availability


Upper West Side
New York, New York 10025

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My Approach to Helping

I provide compassionate, skilled psychotherapy in a safe, supportive environment in my private office, online or by phone. I will help you effectively reduce stress, discover the difference between "conscious self-care" and "extreme fear-based care," help empower you to feel more positive and find your innate strength. This is a time of extreme stress but chaos always releases energy for change. This can be a time to learn important things about yourself as well as interests that have not gotten the attention you could give it now: this time can be transformative. I offer support, clarity, honesty, deep attentive listening, insightful interpretation and understanding without judgement. You will gain a profound, compassionate understanding of yourself, learn to handle disappointments and fear as you also discover your true sense of self. My expertise is helping clients with anxiety, depression as well as issues with emptiness, relationships, work and creativity.

I use a depth-oriented, supportive approach blending Psychoanalysis, Gestalt. Self-Psychology and MindBodySpirit Integration. This synthesis helps me to reach certain unique aspects in each client while giving them more ways to understand and express themselves. Emotions can feel uncomfortable, I offer the space for your self-expression to be transformative.

I listen with an open heart and mind deepened through spiritual practice. My clients have told me that because of our work together they have the kind of life that gives them the joy and empowerment they were seeking. I am honored by this feedback and dedicated to providing this high lever of healing. My hope is to not only meet your expectations but to go beyond that.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    *I work with many creative individuals helping with creative blocks, releasing the flow of ideas and experimentation, understanding the ebb and flow of creative energy, freedom to be unique and different, bearing and accepting criticism.
    *I also specialize in working with people with trauma, anxiety and depression.
    *I work with individuals at a crossroad in their life, where they feel something is missing and they want to explore and understand how to bring passion, joy and empowerment into their lives.
    I work with many spiritual individuals.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
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