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Elaine Janssen, LCSW

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Supportive, Interactive Psychotherapist
in a Comfortable Setting
Have you chosen to take the first step toward resuming control in your life? This is an excellent beginning toward creating and attaining your personal goals. This is a journey of self-discovery you will no longer make alone. I would enjoy helping you to overcome your fears and problems that are stopping you from moving forward. We will discuss issues (past and present) that have kept you immobile. From there, you will gain insight My therapeutic approach is a collaborative one; I believe in being interactive and encourage a dialogue while we work together in a professional, yet comfortable, setting.

I have 30+ years of experience as a psychotherapist and although psychodynamically trained, I employ an eclectic approach because each individual is distinct. In addition to my work as a therapist, I have a background in the performing arts (dance and music) which gives me an understanding of issues related to performers.
Hometown: Washington, I majored in music for 3 years at Boston Universty (Mass.), changed majors to medical technology and worked in hospitals as a supervisor of medical laboratories in PA and FL. During that time, took psychology courses and moved to Florida where I completed the BA in music. In Wisconsin, I worked for a year in the Univ. of WI Neurological Hospital, performing neuropsychological testing on neuurologically impaired individuals. In Birmingham, AL, I worked in an outpatient mental health clinic and did research in conjunction with that clinic. I came to New York to study dance therapy at Hunter College in order to combine my dance career with my psychology background. I taught psychology courses at Hunter College for three years and worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit for 21 years in NYC. I also taught and performed ballet and jazz in NYC. My interest in Asian philosophies led me to study acupuncture and, when applicable, I can combine my knowledge in this area with my work in psychotherapy.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Diplomate, Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
BA-Psychology and Music, University of Miami, Miami FL-1967
MSW-Social Work, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama-1977
Tristate Institute of Traditional Acupuncture, LAc., Stanford, CN-1991; BS and MS -Acupuncture-Tristate College of Acupuncture, New York, NY-2000
Graduate school education: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL-1973-1975 (psychology); Hunter College, New York, NY-1977-1979-(dance therapy)
EMDR certified; Blanton-Peale Institute: Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy
American Orthopsychiatric Association
Acupuncture Society of NY
Dancers Over 40
Payments Accepted
Medicare; out-of-network; Sliding scale; negotiation for those with financial difficulties; PayPal
37 West 72nd Street
Suite 1E
New YorkNY 10023
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