Jessica Torgovnik - Intern

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 and cope with current stressors and future uncertainty. I will meet you wherever you’re at on your journey.”

Jessica is currently completing her masters in Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University. Her interests are in anxiety-related disorders, OCD, complex and generational trauma, women’s issues, and grief. She is excited to join the team at SteadyNYC and incorporate her own treatment methods. She has experience in geriatric mental health therapy, having worked with seniors struggling with various issues such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive impairments as well as age-related grief and anxiety. She has also contributed to non-profit work, providing grief counseling services to children and families. Jessica prefers a holistic approach to therapy, with the belief that every client is unique and may benefit from a different approach. Her therapeutic style is person-centered, with influences from both psychodynamic therapy and CBT. She has also contributed to research on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, and hopes to incorporate this into her practice.

Jessica enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. 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.

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