Jay Sandys, LCSW-R, PhD

“I’ve been seeing Jay for over three years, having originally sought him out to address issues including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Since then, my life and mental health have improved dramatically, and I owe much of that success to Jay.” — Client Testimonial

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Training & Logistics


PhD in Clinical Social Work - NYU
MSW - Tulane University
Certified Executive Coach - Baruch College


Location: 19 West 34th St., New York
Trains nearby: 123, ACE, NQRW, 456, PATH, LIRR

Frequency options: Weekly and if necessary multiple times per week

Exchange: $250/session.

Financial need: Please contact me to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment options: Credit or Debit card


I have over 20 years of experience working with people who have substance abuse issues, grief issues, mood disorders, and workplace performance issues.  I have been providing executive coaching services as well for 5 years.

I work with people on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse

  • Grief & Complicated Grief

  • Career Concerns

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

Therapy is a safe place for you to explore your feelings, look for patterns in your behavior, and come up with workable solutions and lasting behavior change. Like many things, how much you get out of it is often based on how much you put into it. Anyone can benefit from therapy, but I usually recommend it to people who are feeling stuck, and who can’t seem to find solutions to move forward on their own.

What you should expect from a therapist is someone with whom you feel comfortable, someone who puts you at ease and who allows you to explore sensitive topics. Therapy usually starts with the therapist asking a lot of questions and getting to know you and the reason(s) you are seeking therapy. From there the treatment will unfold in a way that allows exploration of past and present, and often insight into behavior patterns and alternatives.


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