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As a NYC-based, empathetic and intuitive LGBTQ+ affirming licensed psychotherapist, I work with clients to help each unique individual grow through what they go through. In doing so, I assist my clients in facing challenges with a new found strength and support them in understanding that, with growth, comes discomfort. Sessions are conducted in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment that encourages each client to share feelings, release stress, and co-create action steps to help develop more satisfying and fulfilling lives. Together, we will work to build a personalized plan designed to minimize self doubt and maximize personal success, ultimately creating a happier and healthier you.
In 2008, I received my Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, and also received training in psychoanalytic theory from the Training Institute for Mental Health in New York City. In 2015, under the direction of Dr. Myra Weiss, I studied Mindfulness Meditation — a way deepening one’s attention span — that originated in Eastern meditation practices. I also received certification in both Applied Positive Psychology in 2016 and Positive Psychology-based coaching in 2018 through the Flourishing Center in NYC. In 2021, I completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) through IFSCA. In addition, that same year, I also completed EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute, which specializes in Attachment-Focused EMDR.
In the eight years prior to opening my practice full-time, I worked as the Clinical Director at LearningSpring School in Manhattan, which is designed for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, grades K-8. Throughout my extensive work with children and families, I saw first-hand the tremendous impact the diagnosis had on the entire family unit. It was through this experience that I realized my purpose was to help people in working towards achieving their greatest potential, no matter what life may have in store.
Additionally, I have been personally participating in a brain retraining program called Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) for the past year, learning to rewire the limbic system and living all things neuroplasticity.
I’ve been working with Jerry for several years. The work we have done together has changed my life and the way I interact with the world. There is so much I owe to him and our time together. Jerry has provided me with a safe and compassionate space where he has patiently listened and made … Continue reading A.L. (Therapy/Coaching Client)
Working with Jerry as both a coach and therapist has been a transformative experience. His open, judgement-free environment and goal-oriented approach have helped me grow as a person and improve my life dramatically. Jerry’s usage of psychotherapy and practical goal setting have been incredibly effective in helping me grow on a personal level and have … Continue reading C.M. (Therapy/Coaching Client)
Being coached by Jerry has allowed me to transform my life. He offers such a supportive, kind and caring environment that instantly makes me feel comfortable. Through his curious questioning and genuine interest, Jerry has the ability to help me work through any challenge in my life. I go from a place of feeling stuck … Continue reading A.S. (Therapy/Coaching Client)
As a parent, and speaking from the heart, seeing and reading about ASD is very different from living it; it’s a bumpy and uphill road to say the least. Now, did you ever meet that one person that changes a situation? My son, my family and I were lucky enough to meet that person: Jerry Growney. … Continue reading R.C. (Parent of Therapy/Coaching Client)
Jerry captivated the audience with his inspiring personal journey and evident passion of positive psychology. He was extremely articulate on the delivery of content, encouraging the participants to relate it to both their professional and personal lives. I truly appreciate Jerry’s ability to connect with people, and how quickly he was able to make a … Continue reading S.G.-Desigual (Corporate Client)
Students and staff were engaged during the entire presentation! Everyone found ways to implement Jerry’s practical advice to create a more positive home/school/work environment. He was personable while addressing individuals and the group as a whole. He even provided the audience with tangible materials to take home. I highly recommend him as a speaker!
We first met Jerry 5 ½ years ago, my oldest son has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD and has always suffered from rigidity, anxiety and outbursts that go along with it. Jerry was the first therapist who was able to gain his trust and form a relationship with him. He always felt … Continue reading E.B. (Parent of Therapy Client)