Jessica (“Jessi”) Suzuki joined Columbia Health in 2018. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. She has also trained at the Manhattan campus of the New York Harbor Veteran’s Administration Hospital, the Center for Cognitive Health at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Dean-Hope Center for Psychological Services at Columbia Teachers College, and at Manhattan Testing and Counseling. Prior to her graduate training, Jessica worked with family members of dementia patients at the Alzheimer’s Association in New York City. Her previous career was as a middle and high school teacher. Her experiences have provided her with the opportunity to work with a broad range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, stress-management and self-care, substance use, trauma, bereavement, caregiving, and parenting challenges.
Jessica aims to create a warm, supportive setting in which students feel free to be themselves as they work on the concerns that have brought them to therapy. She integrates a variety of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques in order to flexibly meet students’ needs. Her professional interests include work with couples and families, coping with life events and transitions, enhancing motivation and productivity, and helping students improve the quality of their relationships.