Welcome! I am so glad that you found your way here. My name is Jamie Steinitz, and I am a psychodynamic and relational therapist. You might be coming to therapy to work on patterns in your life that you find are no longer serving you. I believe that these patterns developed for a good reason and might even have helped you to survive challenges in your life at some point! I find that gaining an understanding around this often helps people to hold even the parts of themselves that they want to change with a bit more compassion, and I can help you to examine how these patterns make sense in the context of your own unique history. We can also work together on exploring ways to shift these patterns and to discover healthier and more nourishing ways of being in the world. My practice is grounded in mindfulness, meaning that I will approach my work with you with curiosity, compassion, and non-judgement. I weave in tools and principles from modalities such as DBT, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma-Conscious Yoga as needed.
I consider the therapeutic relationship to be a collaborative partnership and I am so grateful to be able to join each client on their journey towards becoming the most vibrant, connected, and authentic versions of themselves. I approach my work with empathy, creativity, warmth, and humor, and it is my great honor to witness the vulnerability and profound bravery that it takes to decide to get to know oneself more fully.
I enjoy working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image concerns, grief, chronic illness, and trauma, as well as relational and transitional life issues. I strive to create a warm, attuned, and safe space for us to work on the issues that are bringing you to therapy, and I check in frequently to see if you’re feeling comfortable with the pace and the approach. I often remind my clients that if something isn’t working-tell me! I am more than happy to switch gears to find what does work for you.
I have 10+ years of experience as a social worker and psychotherapist in hospitals, mental health agencies, and private practice. I credit the education that I received at NYU, my clients, my own yoga practice and background, and my ongoing efforts to receive continuing education in mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and mental health with shaping my clinical practice. I am committed to continuing education and to working within an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework. I have a deep respect for my clients, the challenges that they face, and the courage that it takes to begin the therapy journey.
Please feel free to reach out to me to book a 15-minute consultation to see if we are the right fit! I look forward to meeting you!