Jennifer (Jen) Stewart, PhD

Licensed Counseling Psychologist

Offering Telehealth Services: in New York and Virginia.

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 Jennifer Stewart, PhD

Treatment Approach & Areas of Expertise

I specialize in helping teenagers and adults struggling with a broad range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessions and compulsions and overwhelming emotional experiences including significant changes in mood. I also work with clients to successfully navigate major life transitions, relationship distress, identity concerns, and effectively cope with stress and burnout. I have specialized training in processing, recovering and healing from traumatic experiences, particularly sexual trauma. My goal is to help individuals gain greater insight into what is causing them distress, help them develop new adaptive response patterns, better relate to themselves and others, and connect with a greater sense of fulfillment.

My therapeutic style is collaborative and holistic. Specifically, I use a trauma and multicultural-informed treatment approach that allows us to take a broad view of an individual’s distress that considers the impact of various aspects of their lives, such as identity, family, and culture. I utilize an integration of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and relational principles to help clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and utilize warmth and humor to help create a safe space for client growth.

Training & Experience

In addition to working with clients in private practice, Dr. Stewart is a Psychologist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Prior to joining INSPIRE Psychological Wellness, Dr. Stewart trained and worked in a variety of mental health settings in New York City and Washington state including inpatient psychiatry and a partial hospitalization program at New York City Health + Hospitals, private practice, the Counseling Center at the City College of New York, and the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA New York Harbor and VA Puget Sound).

Dr. Stewart has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College where she taught undergraduate psychology students. Her research in graduate school centered around sexual assault within the context of the #MeToo movement in addition to deinstitutionalization within the mental health system at large. Her work has led to presentations at multiple national conferences.

Please see below for additional details regarding Dr. Stewart’s credentials

  • PhD in Counseling Psychology
    Fordham University
  • Fellowship in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology & PTSD (with a minor rotation in comprehensive DBT)
    VA Puget Sound- American Lake Division
  • Predoctoral Internship
    VA Puget Sound- American Lake Division

Services: Individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults

Specialties: Trauma; emotion dysregulation; depression; anxiety; effectively managing extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows; phobias; obsessions and compulsions; reduced self-esteem; navigating life transitions; relationship and interpersonal difficulties; professional burnout; stress management; perfectionism; coping with high academic demands

To Contact Dr. Stewart directly

Call:  (202) 935-3650, Ext. 2
Email: [email protected]