About Us

Jen Polite, Psychotherapist

Jen Polite is a New York City Psychotherapist (LMHC) in private practice. She works non-judgmentally with adult individuals and couples seeking personal growth and change to manage issues around anxiety, depression and situational stress. She also works with children exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. She conducts sessions in English and in Spanish. Her therapeutic approach is holistic and psychodynamic in nature, rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and tailored to the needs of the individual or couple. She works with clients to identify specific areas they seek to improve, and focuses treatment on the whole individual, taking into account personal, circumstantial, and social factors.

Through the NYC Department of Health’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), she serves as an emergency mental health volunteer. She felt compelled to join MRC after her volunteer work with the American Red Cross during the events on September 11th. Previously, Jen spent 10 years working in finance and in addition to private practice, she also consults for financial organizations nationwide around personnel and team development.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness. She obtained her undergraduate education from Manhattanville College, and earned her graduate degree in counseling psychology & mental health from Fordham University.

She loves...

  • Self-care
  • Wide open grassy outdoor spaces
  • A comfortable pair of classic pumps
  • Fresh manicures

She believes…

  • That time is a necessary variable
  • That leopard print is a neutral
  • In lifelong learning
  • That choices bare more weight than circumstances
  • That white t-shirts are appropriate for all occasions