Jennifer Newman, PhD ("J"), and Laura Price, PhD ("L"), created J&L Psychology to bring a passion for healing directly to patients who are seeking personalized, gold-standard mental health treatments. Our team infuses the therapy space with a deep understanding of human behavior built over years of clinical practice and research.
Our goal at J&L Psychology is to foster and nurture strength, resilience, and hope in our patients. We create a warm, collaborative environment in which to evaluate your treatment needs. From there, we build a treatment plan based in scientific knowledge of psychological principles that also is tailored to your unique life circumstances and personal history.
We work with you to develop more effective, flexible approaches to managing life's challenges so you can achieve your personal goals.
A passion for healing
J&L Psychology is the culmination of a shared vision born of different yet converging paths carved during one of New York City’s most devastating events: September 11, 2001. Jennifer Newman was a psychology trainee at Hofstra University called on to provide intensive trauma treatment with families and first responders. Laura Price was a newspaper reporter covering the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and was so moved by conversations with grieving families and survivors that she shifted from a career in journalism to pursue a PhD in Counseling Psychology.
Jen and Laura met at NYU Langone Health in the PTSD Research Program, where Jen managed a team of professionals investigating trauma and depression. They continued to work together at NYULH's Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center, which offers free therapy to veterans and military family members with complex needs.
Outside of work they spent hours on long runs throughout the city, wrestling with difficult cases and learning that they share a dedication to treating those who feel especially broken, alone, and unheard. Through these conversations the opportunity to build something special together started to take shape, and J&L Psychology was launched. In 2020 J&L added colleague Emily Brackman, PhD, to the team as a trusted partner in delivering the highest quality of care.
Our clinicians have trained in academic medicine settings, city medical centers, and VA hospitals, which provide exposure to the latest advancements in research and clinical treatment in the field. J&L Psychology therapists have hands-on experience conducting research in PTSD and providing treatment to veterans, military families and couples, first responders, and frontline medical workers, in addition to the population at large.
With doctorates in psychology, all of our therapists participate in continuing education programs to stay on top of the latest research and treatment protocols to best inform the practice.
A philosophy of wholeness
At J&L Psychology we take seriously the art of Kintsugi: When it seems all in your world has shattered beyond repair, we help you locate and cherish those pieces, fitting them together to create a stronger, more resilient you. Lining the cracks with a bonding material fashioned of curiosity, trust, and resolve, we believe each person not only can rebuild what's broken, but in the process generate something new and beautiful from what emerges. You transform and evolve BECAUSE of your imperfections, not in spite of them.
A commitment to inclusivity
At J&L Psychology, we start from a place of respect and dignity for all our patients. We believe in taking an active anti-racist stance by addressing the devastating impact of macro- and microaggressions against marginalized individuals and groups in our society. As a practice, we welcome challenges to our inherent biases within the therapeutic space and outside of it as a necessary part of professional and personal growth. A commitment to inclusivity requires more than words on our website. It demands our accountability.
Jennifer Newman, PhD
Dr. Newman is a licensed clinical psychologist treating individuals, couples, children, teens, and families. She specializes in treating trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, loss, relationship issues, and life transitions.
Laura Price, PhD
Dr. Price is a licensed psychologist treating adults and couples.
Her specialties include PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship stressors,
and LGBTQ+ identity and life transition issues.
Emily Brackman, PhD
Dr. Brackman is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats adults and couples. Her specialties include PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem, life transition issues, and relationships.