ABOUT Dr. Jennifer V. Lewis
As a New York State Licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and research experience in assisting individuals with emotional and behavioral health challenges, I pride myself on creating an inviting, warm, sensitive, nonjudgmental, practical and supportive environment, to express oneself. The work begins at the first session, and subsequently builds in and out of the therapeutic room. I have been in private practice for several years, while working in hospital-based settings, such as in University teaching hospitals in New York City (i.e., NYU School of Medicine), as well as in New Jersey (i.e., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), delivering tailored psychological interventions to individuals. My philosophy is inclusivity and diversity, where I provide culturally sensitive psychological support to those in need.
One of my specialities includes treating individuals with affective difficulties, such as depression, as well as anxiety disorders, in combination with work-life balance challenges, relationship and interpersonal issues (both professionally and personally), low self-esteem, chronic health concerns, aging, and behavioral challenges. I use an eclectic approach to treatment, using empirically-guided and tailored treatment interventions, for effective personal change.
I was born and raised in the university town of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. I obtained my undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree with honors, from Middlesex University in London, UK. I received my graduate training in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, where I obtained a Master’s and Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Multicultural Issues.
In 2002, I obtained my New York State License in psychology. I have worked in private and public schools (East and West Coast), City Hospital Centers, community mental health settings (Berkeley, California), with diverse populations and ages, addressing cultural, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, aging and chronic health concerns. I currently have a private practice in New York City.
I hold a part-time faculty appointment, as a Clinical Assistant Professor, at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, where I practice, teach and supervise colleagues on best clinical advancements of mental health service delivery. Furthermore, I have presented nationally and internationally on program evaluations, interventions, neuropsychological challenges in chronic health populations, as well as conducted peer-reviewed research and publications in mental health topics.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."