Jill Sammak, LCSW
Therapist in NYC
Jill is an authentic, engaged, and expressive psychotherapist who brings warmth and humor to her work. She plays an active role with her clients by offering potential solutions and reframing perceptions of current circumstances.
In addition to her work as a psychotherapist, Jill has over 25 years of business experience from Fortune 50 firms to start-ups to nonprofits. This helps her to understand the challenges and stresses of navigating organizational structures and cultures. Her goals with her clients are to establish trust, provide a safe environment, and ultimately, to close the gap between what her clients want in their lives, and what they have.
Jill partners with adults and couples working through a myriad of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, issues of race and identity, relationship and family conflicts, and career challenges and transition. She approaches clients from a strengths-based perspective, believing that with support, they can find important answers in themselves.
Jill earned a Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration, cum laude, from Villanova University. She blends psychodynamic therapy with a cognitive behavioral approach.
“Jill is thoughtful, forthright, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. Her willingness to say things I don’t want to hear and her attention to detail shows that she always has my back, and I find her particular style of therapy to be hugely helpful.”
“I was new to therapy so very nervous and hesitant about my first experience, but Jill has been amazing. Together, we’ve tackled and continue to tackle the root causes of my issues and she’s helped me understand myself so much better. Because of my awesome experience, I’ve recommended therapy to my friends and family, and couldn’t recommend Jill enough.”
“I’ve been seeing Jill for a few years now and she’s everything I could want in a therapist. She consistently walks the fine line of supporting me while holding me accountable, and has repeatedly shed light on patterns, practices, and behaviors (in myself and others) that were holding me back from my goals. Jill is thoughtful, forthright, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. Her willingness to say things I don’t want to hear and her attention to detail shows that she always has my back, and I find her particular style of therapy to be hugely helpful.”