Jessica Yumiko Suzuki

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.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College
  • B.A., East Asian Languages & Literatures and American Studies, Yale University

Published Articles:

  • Farber, B. A., Suzuki, J. Y., & Lynch, D. A. (in press). Positive regard and affirmation. In J. C. Norcross and M. J. Lambert (Eds.), Psychotherapy relationships that work, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Farber, B. A., & Suzuki, J. Y. (2018). Affirming the case for positive regard. In O. Tishby and H. Wiseman (Eds.), Developing the therapeutic relationship: Integrating case studies, research and practice. APA Books.
  • Suzuki, J. Y. & Farber, B. A. (2016). Toward greater specificity of the concept of positive regard. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. Online publication. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2016.1204941
  • Goldstein, G., & Suzuki, J. Y. (2015). The analyst's authenticity: “If you see something, say something”. Journal of Clinical Psychology71(5), 451-456.

Foreign Languages:

  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin (Beginner)