“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore
Jennifer Sobol is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Jennifer graduated from the program at John Jay College With Distinction; she additionally completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at New York University Silver School of Social Work. Jennifer earned her Mental Health Counseling Licensure hours at Mount Sinai West Hospital, Addiction Institute. She progressed to working at EAC Brooklyn CRAN, offering services to individuals discharging from Rikers Island, and those being offered an alternative to incarceration. Jennifer additionally worked with a co-occurring population in individual and group settings at Bridge Back to Life Center; specifically, Jennifer facilitated the Dual Focus group, treating individuals with comorbidities. She ultimately transitioned to working in a Private Practice, offering individual psychotherapy to a range of populations.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has gained experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, adjustment concerns, life transitions, addiction, and other mental health diagnoses/concerns. Jennifer utilizes an integrative approach, combining several modalities, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength-Based, Exposure techniques, and Psychoeducation. The philosophy of Jennifer’s practice is rooted in supportive psychotherapy as well as person-centered and compassion-oriented care. She creates a safe and empathetic space for clients to access tools she believes they harbor within.
Jennifer believes in the powerful connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; she guides clients in challenging unhelpful thinking as a means of promoting healthier emotions and behaviors. Jennifer additionally offers the practice of exposure techniques in relation to anxiety and other relevant mental health concerns; in doing so, she assists clients in overcoming fear and regaining their sense of power and confidence. Furthermore, Jennifer offers psychoeducation on evidence-based coping techniques while taking into consideration the individualized component of treatment. Jennifer’s primary goal is to assist clients in aligning their value system and goals as a means of alleviating dissonance and fostering a sense of acceptance.