Background

 

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (#022795) with years of experience treating patients in the New York City area. I completed my predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Health. I have also trained at various other major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, gaining experience working with a diverse range of patients, including people diagnosed with terminal illness, substance users, and emerging adults.

While clinically I consider myself a generalist, my research primarily focuses on the relationship between death awareness and love (dissertation: “Till Death do us Part: The Effect of Mortality Salience on Satisfaction in Long-Term Romantic Relationships”). I now give talks and lead meditations aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality, so that they may live and love more fully.

Education

Tufts University: B.A., Psychology

Long Island University Brooklyn: M.A., Clinical Psychology; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Columbia University: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Training

Columbia Health

Bellevue Hospital Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Long Island University Counseling Center

License

Clinical Psychology, New York State

 

 

"I worked with Dr. Jacobs for a year and I truly feel like it was a life changing experience. Therapy empowered me to let go of destructive patterns and helped my soul feel lighter.  I experienced a positive change in my relationships, and found myself becoming more open, more trusting and a better communicator with those around me. I learned how to ask for what I needed emotionally in my friendships, how to forgive, and move on. I also learned how to express my emotions, and how to let them rise and pass through me without fear. Our time together felt like a gift and the change that I noticed within myself and how I felt was healing." - Former patient