Jessica's standard fee for 50 minute individual sessions is $130. Please inquire about reduced rate options if needed.
Jessica Torgovnik, MHC-LP
Jessica thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories. She believes that everyone has the opportunity for growth and that we all have the potential to live meaningful, happy lives if we let ourselves. Jessica hopes to offer the emotional support and encouragement that is sometimes needed to create positive change.
“Struggle is inevitable in life. We may experience various hardships that take away from the joy that life has to offer. As difficult as the journey may be, you don’t have to go through it alone. We can work together to help heal old pain, cope with current stressors and future uncertainty. I will meet you wherever you’re at on your journey.”
Jessica has recently completed her masters in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. Her interests are in anxiety-related disorders, OCD, complex and generational trauma, women’s issues, and grief. She is excited to continue working alongside the team at SteadyNYC and incorporate her own treatment methods. She has experience in geriatric mental health therapy, having worked with seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive impairments as well as age-related grief and anxiety. Recently she has applied her interest in mindfulness and alternative therapeutic treatments within the older adult population by implementing a research program analyzing the benefits of mindfulness and animal assisted therapy on anxiety and depression. Additionally, she has contributed to non-profit work, providing grief counseling services to children and families. Jessica feels that her experience from working with multiple age populations has exposed her to a wide array of lifespan developmental conflicts that can arise. She looks at the “full picture” and places emphasis on the individual experience, considering all environmental, biological, and psychological influences.
Jessica prefers a holistic approach to therapy, with the belief that every client is unique and may benefit from a different style. Her therapeutic orientation is person-centered, with influences from psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. She practices incorporating various mindfulness techniques supported by researched evidence to aide in therapeutic treatment. Her primary focus is to provide a non-judgmental space through compassion and understanding where clients can feel safe to explore difficult topics.
Jessica enjoys traveling, experiencing new cultures, and learning languages. She is enamored by the many ways people live and find joy in life. She feels that sometimes leaving one’s comfort zone can be the best way to break old, unhealthy habits and open ourselves to new possibilities.