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Jessica B. Stern, PhD

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About Me

I became a clinical psychologist out of a desire to help people overcome their struggles and reach their full potential. My particular interests led me to specialize in working with veterans and military families at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone, as well as civilians who are coping with trauma and addiction, among other mental health conditions, at NYU Langone Psychiatry Associates. I am passionate about helping individuals build their toolkits to become their own therapists, which is a skill they can use for the rest of their lives.

I use short-term evidence-based psychotherapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help people develop the skills they need to manage their lives and meet their individual goals. In particular, I am a certified consultant for prolonged exposure therapy (PE) and a certified provider for cognitive processing therapy (CPT), which are evidence-based therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder. I also use CBT and ACT to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction. When patients use those techniques to overcome stressful situations, negative thinking patterns, and emotional challenges, they feel empowered.

At NYU Langone, we have a collaborative approach to care. I work closely with other experts in the department and can refer patients to psychiatrists and neuropsychologists.

It’s important that I make mental health services accessible to patients, which is why I offer online doctor visits through the NYU Langone Health app. Video visits can help remove barriers to people seeking care, ranging from location issues to life stresses. I offer patients the option of online doctor visits as long as it supports their treatment plans and goals.

In addition to caring for patients, I conduct research on treatment outcomes in people experiencing trauma and addiction. I am the chair-elect for the Military and Veteran Psychology Special Interest Group as part of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Military Family Center Externship Coordinator
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Health Dept. of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, 2018
  • PhD from Drexel University, 2017
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Psychiatry Associates

1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, Department of Psychiatry

1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

depression, PTSD, suicide, Veterans, Military, addiction

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