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Jewel Safren, therapist


Jewel Safren

When things are not okay, and haven't been in a long time… perhaps it’s your marriage, your child, or a personal struggle that torments you each day. It feels like you’ve tried lots of things already, but nothing's worked.  

You realize that you really can't do this alone, and calling a therapist is not easy. 

You want a therapist, and one who can understand and help you make changes in a way that feels safe and comfortable.

Blinded by our own habitual thinking, it is almost impossible to find a new way of being—without a guide. 

I work with people to help them gain insights into their own thoughts and actions. From this new perspective, positive changes naturally result.

For the past three decades, I have been helping clients get to the root cause of their struggles while still maintaining stability in their personal lives. In our work together, I do everything I can to make sure my clients feel safe. I have tremendous compassion for people and their struggles, and I understand that everyone is doing the best they can in the moment. 

I have developed my approach and style over the past 35 years, after graduating from NYU with a Master’s in Social Work. I have done clinical work at Stanford and the National Institute for Mental Health, and  have worked with clients both nationally and internationally. 

Life is not easy—it’s more like a full-contact sport. We all have deep feelings of brokenness, of not being enough. I work with my clients to dissolve these painful experiences and uncover the good, so they can experience the whole, healthy person underneath it all.  

Therapy doesn’t have to be scary—it’s simply a vote for yourself.  Good therapy gives you an opportunity to get in touch with your true self and live a more authentic life that’s in alignment with who you truly are. 

You matter, and helping you through your struggles matters to me. 

It would be a privilege to speak with you about how I can help.

Standford University
National Institute of Mental Health
NYC Health + Hospitals, Bellevue
NYU Langone Health
National Association of Social Workers
San Jose State University
Jewish Link of New Jersey
JM in the AM Radio

Jewel has been a scholar in residence with the Mendy Vims Holiday Program and Lenny Davidman’s Crowne Plaza Holiday Program

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