About Dr. Talesnick

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Dr. Jacquie Talesnick is a licensed clinical psychologist who has trained in both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches. She considers herself to be an integrative therapist, pulling from different methodologies and theories to tailor treatment to each individual with whom she works. She enjoys working interpersonally and collaboratively, taking into account such factors as the therapeutic relationship, as well as individual history, subjective experiences, and family/cultural dynamics.

Dr. Talesnick offers psychotherapy services to late adolescent and adult populations in individual, couples, and group modalities. She specializes in working with individuals in the LGBTQ community. Her other specialties include treatment of relationship difficulties, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She has a special interest in the benefits of animal companions, as well as supplementing traditional “talk therapy” with creative approaches (i.e., writing, art). She often works with folks who identify feeling stuck, lost, alone, misunderstood, angry, frustrated, and sad. She believes in the importance of seeking balance and optimal functioning in the areas of work, intimacy, friendship, and sense of self.

Dr. Talesnick believes that enhancing your self-awareness and developing new skills to cope with life's myriad of stressors may help you lead a more satisfying, authentic, and productive life. She also believes that change, insight, and increased happiness are achievable. Through a process of side-by-side collaboration in therapy, you may begin to identify significant obstacles and patterns, discover the underlying causes of your difficulties, and develop new, healthier ways of responding to situations.

It is normal to question whether therapy is the "right" next step and whether you are "ready" for this challenging, yet often enlightening journey. Dr. Talesnick welcomes any questions or concerns you may have and looks forward to hearing from you so that you may begin your collaborative journey toward self-discovery and personal enrichment.

Background

Dr. Talesnick received her Master's degree and doctoral education at Long Island University at C.W. Post in New York and completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the Counseling Center at Stony Brook University. She has worked in an outpatient substance abuse facility, community mental health clinic, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, university counseling centers, and inpatient psychiatric and forensic hospitals (both for children and adults).

Dr. Talesnick is licensed by the Board of Psychology in the state of California her license number is PSY27629.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society of Psychology

  • Sigma Beta Honor Society

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars