Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a faculty member of the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.
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Areas of specialization
Clients consult for a wide range of presenting challenges. Here are some of Jean’s areas of specialization:
Gender Variant and Transgender Children and Adolescent
Through a multi-diemnsional family approach, Jean provides assessment and counseling for gender nonconforming and transgender children, adolescents and their families. He also provide parents coaching, family therapy and support group for parents.
In the Gender and Family Support Group - which meets once a month on Fridays, from 5 to 7pm - Jean provides a safe space where parents can explore their questions and support each other, share empathy and resources. Staring August 12th, the group will be hosted at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and will also offer a Children Play Space where gender nonconforming children can meet one another and play under the professional supervision of a child and family therapist.
Romantic relationships often seek to combine emotional safety and vitality. Couples therapy helps people of all backgrounds resolve painful conflicts and sexual misalignments, heal from traumatic experiences and break away from negative cycles.
Using a combination of relational, emotional and behavioral tools, couples learn to bring the best out of their relationship and enhance their connection with one another.
Most families experience over time the challenges of loss, illness, addiction, cultural adjustment, relocation and other transitions such as adolescence, divorce, re-constitution or adoption.
Combining child and family techniques, family therapy emphasizes the family’s resources and strives to consolidate a sense of belonging and unity while respecting each family members’ creativity and original input.
Addiction & Recovery
Breaking away from addiction often takes courage and support. The treatment of alcoholism and other addictions must be tailored to each individual and includes individual cognitive-behavioral exercises, change readiness coaching, early sobriety and long-term recovery support.
Offering a combination of one-to-one and group interventions can facilitate insight about the addiction and make recovery last.
Gay Men & Crystal Meth
In his former position of staff counselor at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Jean organized the first NYC-based community forum on Crystal Methamphetamine use and gay men. He ran groups both for men struggling to change their addiction patterns and men in long-term recovery. This work led to innovative interventions on Cystal Meth addiction taught internationally and published in books, journals, magazine and blogs in in the US and Europe.
Enroll today for the “CRYSTAL FREE” Recovery group starting Fall 2009. Click here for more information.
Gender & Sexuality
With an understanding for all family members, psychotherapy supports individuals and families of all sexual background dealing with issues such as coming out, youth sexuality, parenting, gender variance and gender transition.
Relational therapy helps couples overcome issues of sexual compulsion, navigate the ebb and flow of desire, recover from affairs or successfully negotiate open relationships.
Depression, Anxiety & Stress-related issues
Systems-Centered oriented techniques help undo depression, anxiety and stress-related conditions. Combining structured exercises, cognitive-emotional restructuring and existential insight, psychotherapy facilitates both symptomatic relief and a deepened understanding of the patterns that we keep repeating.
What is psychotherapy?
Therapy provides a safe space to experience, examine and change the aspects of your life where you wish to grow.
Different people utilize therapy in different ways:
— You and your partner might want to meet with a supportive therapist to improve your communication, deepen your emotional connection or rekindle your sex life;
— Your family might benefit from resolving the conflict that arises at a time of transition or hardship with one member’s illness or behavior;
— Or you might simply want to lean on a structured relationship or group to look at the depressive, anxious or addictive experiences that get in the way of your social fulfillment, professional achievement and freedom from repetitive behaviors.
In all cases, the therapeutic relationship provides an emotional context to explore life choices and tap into your relational, emotional, spiritual and intellectual resources.
How it works
Appointments can be made for individual, couples and family therapy.
Individual therapy varies in duration and frequency. It can be undertaken independently from or in combination with other treatments such as medication, outpatient rehabilitation, etc.
Couples and Family Therapy
Couples and family therapy relies on the belief that problems are best dealt with when therapy can support the relationship and family where they emerge. They most often include a combination of group and individual sessions. The frequency and number of consultations will be decided according to the needs of each couple and family.
In addition to individual therapy, group therapy provides a safe context where clients can look at how their interpersonal patterns and emotional habits get in the way of forming satisfying relationships.
One-to-one and group consultations can be arranged for clinicians providing individual, couples and family therapy.
Getting started is simple. Please call Jean’s office at 917.270.5119 at any time. You can leave a message with your name, number and the best times to reach you. Jean will call you back within 24-hours.
After a brief phone conversation, we will identify the best way to proceed. The first couple of sessions will help us determine the optimal context as well as the broad strokes of your therapeutic goals.
Jean is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Clients whose health care insurance plan includes out-of-network mental health benefits can receive partial reimbursement for their psychotherapy services.
Receipts are given at the end of the calendar month for individual, couple, family and group services.
Please check with your health insurance provider to determine whether you are allowed to get reimbursed for services provided by non-participating providers. You might also want to check the nature of your outpatient mental health benefits.
Please contact Jean’s office with further question regarding fee, billing and reimbursement.
Confidentiality and Forms
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Confidentiality, Cancellation and Re-scheduling Policy
If you would like to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, please notify Jean 2 business days prior to the appointment. Late cancellations are charged in full. Thank you.