Jessica MacDonald, Ph.D.

Jessica MacDonald, Ph.D.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST + TELE-BEHAvioral health specialist

I am a clinical psychologist and certified telebehavioral health practitioner licensed in the states of New York and North Carolina. In my role at SoHo CBT, I see adults through teletherapy, which is therapy over the computer using a video chat service. As a therapist, I strive to put my clients at ease by creating a supportive, nonjudgemental environment in which they can solve problems and achieve goals. I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing problems with life transitions, depression, anxiety, work stress, imposter syndrome/ feeling “not good enough,” problematic eating behaviors, dating and relationships and other issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help my clients address difficult thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and situations, and create more opportunities for mental flexibility, relaxation, and joy. Using teletherapy, clients living anywhere in New York or North Carolina can attend therapy from the comfort of their homes or other convenient location.

I have a BA in psychology from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from St. John’s University in New York. I have experience working in a variety of hospital, nursing home, and outpatient group practices. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and spinning.

Criteria for teletherapy: I only meet with adults (18+) living in New York or North Carolina. I am unable to see people with certain problems or concerns, including significant and persistent thoughts of self-harm or suicidal actions or thoughts or a past history of self-harm or suicidal actions or thoughts, homicidal ideation, history of violence, psychotic symptoms, are in a crisis situation involving domestic violence or other issues that may require police involvement, have significant substance abuse problems, severe eating disorder problems, or other problems that may require hospitalization or more intensive therapeutic intervention.