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Jasmine Cepeda, LCSW

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Hello! My name is Jasmine Cepeda, LCSW. I am a psychotherapist licensed in New York & Colorado, based in Brooklyn, NYC. I believe all human beings want to be seen, understood, and accepted. As a therapist, I offer a warm, safe, and patient space for such an experience. We all need someone to empower, validate, and actively listen to us in an empathic way, which is what I strive to do. With over a decade of clinical experience, my therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in helping individuals foster their self-reflection, emotional expression, clarity, balance, and self-compassion. I guide clients through life transitions and help them process a diverse range of emotions, thoughts, experiences, and complex relationships that may cause distress. For instance, I assist clients in processing feelings such as worry, shame, guilt, fear, grief, disappointment, and sadness, while also facilitating acceptance, trust, hope, forgiveness, accountability, and a sense of enoughness. With an eclectic therapeutic approach, I tailor my services to each person's unique needs, employing three main modalities: Emotion Focused/ Psychodynamic Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, & Mindfulness-based/Somatic-based Therapy. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for additional details about these modalities. My approach is centered around helping clients develop self-esteem, authenticity, and emotional regulation skills through building their own compassionate presence and mindful awareness. We focus on the present, while integrating the past and being courageously hopeful for the future, even if uncertain. Utilizing the virtual therapy platform Doxy, I provide accessible and convenient care without compromising quality. Lastly, as a native New Yorker and first-generation Latina, with a background in social work, I approach therapy through an anti-oppressive lens. Outside of therapy, my interest includes yoga, meditation, and cooking! I invite you to reach out and make an appointment. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section on my website betternowtherapy.org for additional insights and support.

About Jasmine's practice

Availability

Availability

Weekends 9am - 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Fee

Fee

$$

Sliding scale

Style

Style

Reflective

Body-based

Method

Method

In-person available: Yes

Virtual available: Yes

Expertise

Expertise

Self-Esteem

Self-Reflection

Anxiety

Social Life

Life Transitions

Young Adulthood

Trauma

Vulnerability

Insurance

Insurance

Evernorth Behavioral Health

United Healthcare Student Resources

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

United / Oxford

GHI

Emblem Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield BCBS

Optum

Emblem

Beacon

Cigna

Aetna

OON only

State

State

NY + 5 more

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Background
Profile

Get to Know Jasmine

"Couldn't have done it without her! I've enjoyed having Jasmine as a therapist. I was with her for 5 years and ended as a totally different person, with more self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-respect. I couldn't have done it without her! THANK YOU SO MUCH! "

Rosalie, Client

"She is a great listener and really helped me sort out my problems! she shows you a great model of boundaries, professionalism, and respect. she is a genuine person and will help you through your thought processes. "

Noah, Client

"First, I never had therapy before so I wasn't too sure, but she made me feel safe and comfortable enough to share without feeling judged. I don't talk about depression with anyone because it's a burden but she is a really good therapist. She helped me realize a lot of things that I didnt know we're affecting me. She helped me see how I really felt and thought about things. I recommended her to two of my friends already. "

Zoë, Client

How much do you share about yourself during our time together and why?

Maintaining clear boundaries in therapy is vital for your growth and well-being. Our relationship is professional, where your journey is the central focus. While I'm here to support you, sharing personal details could shift focus from your goals in therapy. If you have any questions about these boundaries, we can discuss them openly.

Have you received any particular training beyond your post-Bachelor's training?

I have training in Emotion Focused Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, & Mindfulness-based/Somatic-based therapies, explained in more detail on my website betternowtherapy.org.

How long should I commit to being in therapy, at least in the beginning?

The length of the therapy process varies widely among individuals, as it deeply depends on your unique needs, goals, and how the issues we're addressing unfold. Some people find significant progress within a few months-two years, while others may benefit from longer-term support. We'll regularly review your progress to ensure therapy continues to meet your needs and adjust our plan as necessary.

How should I prepare for my first session with you?

In our first session, you can expect a welcoming and safe space where we'll begin to explore the reasons you're seeking therapy and what you hope to achieve. It's an opportunity for us to get acquainted and for me to gain an understanding of your personal history, current challenges, and goals.

How can you tell if I am benefiting from working with you?

Signs that therapy is working include feeling more capable of managing emotions and stress, noticing improvements in relationships and communication, achieving personal goals, and experiencing a greater sense of well-being and self-understanding. Therapy is a collaborative process, so I encourage open dialogue about your experience and any changes you're noticing.