Jessica Allen, LCSW, ACT

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Jess is a passionate therapist who is committed to working with her clients to create the lasting change they are looking for. She works to make sure that each client feels comfortable and understood during their sessions. Her approach is active, empathetic and transparent, focusing on collaboratively assisting her clients to change thinking patterns and behaviors leading to happier, more satisfying lives.
Jess holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University and is a NYS LCSW. After completing the intensive certification process through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Jess became a certified cognitive therapist and Diplomate. She has done post-graduate training in CBT at the world-renowned Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy as well as studied Transformative Chairwork with Scott Kellogg, PhD, and Trial Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) with Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD. After close supervision and evaluation, Jess became one of a few clinicians to be certified as a Trial-Based Cognitive Therapist. She has also taken additional post-graduate training in OCD and mindfulness.
Prior to starting Collaborative CBT, Jess provided direct services in a group private practice for over three years, focusing on depression, anxiety, and OCD. Her past work also includes a variety of settings like school-based services both in a NYC public high school and an after-school program designated for LGBTQ youth. She has worked in a community mental health clinic that addressed the needs of individuals living with HIV. Jess has helped clients overcome struggles around substance abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family issues, and identity formulation.
 In addition to Jess’s clinical work with clients, she has also served as a clinical supervisor/field instructor. She oversaw the clinical and administrative work of an MSW intern and provides supervision and training in CBT and TBCT.

Teaching: Jess has been a facilitator for the graduate course, “Cognitive Behavioral Treatments” at Boston University where she teaches students the art of CBT.
 Areas of specialization: At Collaborative CBT, Jess specializes in treating individuals with adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, OCD and couple-related issues. Populations served: adults, adolescents and youth, young adults, women, students, LGBTQ individuals, and couples. Helping clients conquer: relationship concerns; worry/doubt; shame; control issues; self-criticism; anxiety; feeling unmotivated; social anxiety; racing thoughts; feeling hopeless; identity issues; tolerating stress; sexual orientation issues; ambivalence and procrastination.

Jessica Allen Reaches

New York City NY