Emotionally Focused Therapy

In my work with couples I follow the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, one of the few types of couples therapy with a substantial body of research showing its effectiveness. Couples can get stuck in patterns of interaction that can be toxic and can ruin what once felt like a safe and loving relationship. In our work together we can figure out what’s been keeping you stuck and find new ways of interacting and connecting so that you can finally feel heard and appreciated by your partner. I can help you rebuild trust, safety and connection in your relationship.

About Jazmin

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. I also received post-graduate clinical training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City, to further specialize in working with couples and families. In addition, I completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I’m currently undergoing the certification process.

Experience

I have over 10 years of clinical experience in multiple settings, including non-profit mental health agencies, private sector programs, government mental health agencies, and academic institutions, most recently at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

I believe the quality of our relationships and bonds to those we love most are crucial to our happiness. I work collaboratively with my clients and I respect that each person is unique and that their behavior makes sense once you understand their particular journey. My clients find me to be warm, empathic, understanding and non-judgmental in our work together. My passion is to strengthen couples and families by helping them heal and emotionally reconnect.

Having traveled extensively and being originally from Peru, I’m fluent in Spanish and maintain a successful multicultural private practice. All lifestyles are welcome.

Does your relationship often feel like a lonely, painful place?


Are you feeling, lost, hurt, like you are not actually being heard by the one you love most? Are you tired of the constant fighting and resulting emotional distance? You may be feeling frustrated and hopeless, as if you just can’t ever get it right with your partner.

I can help you rebuild trust, safety and connection in your relationship. You will understand what has kept you stuck and find new ways to communicate and connect so that you can finally feel heard and appreciated by your partner. We all need to feel close and connected to the one we love most, and we need to feel important and valued by them. When we are emotionally disconnected from our partner, the relationship can become a source of profound stress and pain.

I want your relationship to become a source of deep joy and comfort.

Services

Couples Counseling

Does it work?

You may be asking yourself, does couples counseling really work? After feeling like you’ve tried ‘everything’ and not seeing any improvements, it’s understandable that you may feel hopeless about counseling actually making a difference.

Couples counseling can absolutely help, but not all types of counseling are created equal. I follow the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson when I work with couples. Research studies on the effectiveness of EFT found that 90% of couples show significant improvements.

Just as you would take your car into the mechanic if you noticed an engine problem, sometimes relationships need consultation with an expert, and the longer you wait to seek help, the bigger the problem can become. I offer couples counseling that has been proven to work. When we feel safe, connected and deeply understood in our closest relationships we have the freedom to grow and develop into our best selves. I know most of us have felt glimpses of how wonderful a relationship can make us feel, but then somehow end up back in the cycle of endless fighting, disconnection and loneliness. It doesn’t have to be that way, and life really can be much better for both of you.

Fees & Insurance

I am an “out of network” provider, so if your insurance company offers out of network benefits, then you should receive some reimbursement for the cost of therapy directly from them. Many insurance companies that provide out-of-network benefits cover between 50%-75% of the cost per session. Contact your insurance company to find out what your specific coverage is and ask if you have “out-of-network” benefits.

Here are some questions to ask your insurance company:

  • • Does my insurance plan include mental health coverage?
  • • How much does my plan cover for services provided by an out-of-network provider?
  • • Do I have a deductible?
  • • How many sessions per calendar year are covered by my plan?
  • • Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
  • • Do I need to submit paperwork in order to have services covered?

As needed, I can provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Please note that clients will be responsible for the full fee in the event of a missed or cancelled appointment with less than 24 hours notice. Fees are due at the time of service in the form credit card, check or cash.

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