Jane Markowitz

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MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

Jane utilizes empathy, openness, and unconditional positive regard to assist people to gain self-awareness, re-envision their purpose, & achieve new insights. Jane believes that humor is an important tool in the therapy room as it can create lightness and healing in even the darkest of moments. She believes that change comes from gaining true insight into our past experiences and how they impact our present thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Jane works to aid clients in reflecting on their pasts while also incorporating tools to utilize in the present.

 

Jane is passionate about creating a sex-positive space in the therapy room and strives to normalize all topics around sex and sexual identity. Jane has experience working with adults and couples experiencing anxiety, communication issues, sexual issues, queer and trans identity development, and self-esteem. She utilizes a social justice lens when working with clients and strives to understand how larger systems intersect to impact folks on a personal level. Jane predominantly draws from adlerian, relational, and feminist theories as well as sand tray therapy. She believes that therapy is an art form and aims to keep creativity in the therapy room.

Education and Training

MSW • Hunter College

BA • Cultural Anthropology, LGBT and Sexuality Studies • George Washington University

Areas of Specialization

 

Anxiety, depression, grief, sexuality, gender, race, stress management, trauma, post-partum depression, parenting

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Feminist

  • Strengths-based

  • Social justice-oriented

  • Alderian