Dr. Jennifer Bashant
Dr. Jennifer Bashant is a Licensed Social Worker in New York State. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the State University of New York College at Oswego. She then went on to graduate school at the University at Albany, earning Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, as well as a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Welfare. She completed her clinical internships at the Columbia County Mental Health Clinic and an urban high school in upstate New York.
Dr. Bashant has worked with patients in various clinical settings including an inpatient forensic psychiatric center, a mental health clinic, schools, a county jail, and private practice. She has experience treating patients struggling with mental health, trauma, life stressors and parenting issues. Her clinical focus includes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment Disorders.
Dr. Bashant’s therapeutic treatment approach is both cognitive and behavioral, and somatic. She guides patients to make the connection between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behavior. She teaches her patients practical strategies they can use in the real world to become aware of their thoughts, expand their capacity to tolerate and manage strong feelings, and build resilience as they cope with life’s stressors. She believes in empowering her patients to access, develop and use the strengths that already exist within each of them.