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Jessica Tasca PhD

JESSICA TASCA, PHD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tasca is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City's Flatiron District and in New Jersey's historic Montclair Township.

 

Dr. Tasca offers the following psychological services:

    - Adult Individual Psychotherapy

    - Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

    - Couples and Marital Psychotherapy 

    - Group Psychotherapy 

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A.D., NY

"Dr. Tasca is one of the best psychologists I've ever had. From our very first session, I could tell she was very knowledgeable and empathetic. I immediately felt comfortable sharing my thoughts with her. She always provided me with great feedback and effective strategies to cope with my anxiety that I still use today. I would highly recommend seeing her!"

R.T., NY

"Best therapist I've had in years - asks questions when I'm avoiding things, calls out my bad habits, is engaging and funny - I'll see her forever."

J.G., NY

"Jessica is probably one of the only therapists in my life that actually made me feel empowered and in control after my sessions. Although she’s not my therapist anymore, she left a lasting impression on me and I truly know from the bottom of my heart, whomever is under her care will not regret their decision."

My Approach

As humans, we tend to avoid our more difficult and complex emotions in hopes that they will disappear. However, it is more often the case that the feelings we turn inward find their way out, and sometimes in a less-than-ideal way. Therapy is a unique space to explore the parts of you that tend to stay hidden. It is a space to “look beneath the hood” to understand more fully who you are and "why" you are. With this newfound insight, we can explore ways for you to engage more fully in your life and relationships, dig into your sense of purpose, and reconnect with (or discover for the first time) feelings of stillness and joy.

Human first and psychologist second, Dr. Tasca uses a psychodynamic, attachment-based framework and balance careful listening with thoughtful probing. She brings attention to the therapeutic process and encourage discussion in the "here and now". Though she is rooted in psychodynamic treatment, Dr. Tasca integrates CBT, DBT, and ACT/mindfulness-based strategies to help you cope in your day-to-day.

Dr. Tasca believes that the relationship between patient and therapist is at the heart of good therapy. She aims to bring her true self into the room and to create a warm and comfortable space for to explore your inner life and external environment. She believes a shared laugh is as helpful as an "ah-ha" moment in therapy.

Dr. Tasca have been described by former clients as warm and insightful, gentle but direct, and active in the therapeutic process. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of high-quality psychotherapy and is committed to the well-being and therapeutic growth of her clients. 

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C.R., NY

"I still consider [Jessica] the best mental health professional I’ve been to. She was extremely kind and understanding during our sessions and always made me feel comfortable talking about what I needed to. She would also provide practical ways for me to think through different situations and helped me build skills for managing my mental health. I would absolutely recommend seeing Jessica!"

A.S., NY

"Jess is a great therapist. She is very approachable, empathetic, and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

N.C., NY

"I've been seeing Jess for about two years and during that time I received so much love and support during our sessions. I started therapy during a difficult period and I'm happy to say that Jess played a huge role in helping me turn things around. I was able to learn more about myself and make small but impactful changes to improve the quality of my life."

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Areas of Speciality 

Dr. Tasca is competent in treatment of a broad range of human concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship difficulties. 

 

Dr. Tasca has comprehensive training in the treatment of childhood trauma, dysfunctional family systems, and attachment-related concerns. She has specialized training in the treatment of mild-to-moderate eating difficulties amongst children, adolescents, and adults. Further, she has a keen interest in supporting LGBTQIA+ folx and those who are grappling with questions related with their gender and/or sexuality.

Dr. Tasca has provided psychotherapy at the inpatient level of care as well as outpatient and academic settings. She has facilitated groups for children, adolescents, young adults, and parents and received comprehensive training in psychological assessment. Committed to continuity of care, she works with social workers, psychiatrists, schools, neuropsychologists and other medical professions to collaborate on treatment. 

A lifetime learner, Dr. Tasca is an avid reader of issues and theory related to psychology, psychotherapy, and the human condition.

 

 

Services

D.T., NY

“I worked with Jess for over 2 years and it's been beyond helpful. She assisted me in discovering the disorder that I have and how to deal with it effectively. Will always recommend Jess”

A.T., NY

 
Everything is always great - from professional greeting to friendly demeanour."

J.H., NY

"My daughter always looked forward to her visits with Jessica as she navigated a stressful transition to middle school. Jessica was understanding and gave her real tools that she could implement right away to ease her anxiety. I highly recommend Jessica!"

Appointments

Dr. Tasca accepts Wellfleet on a limited basis. However, she is not currently accepting new insurance referrals.

However, many insurance plans offer partial reimbursement of the session fee. It is encouraged that you contact your insurance provider to learn about your out-of-network benefits prior to starting treatment. Should you chose to use those benefits, Dr. Tasca will generate a monthly "superbilll" for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Cost Per Session:

    - Individual Psychotherapy, 50 minutes - $300

    - Couples or Marital Psychotherapy, 50 minutes - $325

    - Couples or Marital Psychotherapy, 60 minutes - $350

    - Couples or Marital Psychotherapy, 75 minutes - $375 

Visit ZocDoc for Dr. Tasca's current appointment openings.

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New York, NY 10001

Montclair, NJ 07042

Tel: (347) 754-3962
Email: jessicatascaphd@gmail.com

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Curriculum Vitae 

Education

Aug 2015 - Sept 2021

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ 

Aug 2007 -
May 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, and Sociology, Cum Laude

University at Albany, Albany, NY

Clinical Experience

Sept 2022 -
Present

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

New York, NY, License #025150

Sept 2021 - 
Aug 2022 

Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Counseling and Wellness Services 

New York, NY

Sept 2020 - 
July 2021

Psychology Intern, Kings County Hospital - Child and Adolescent Psychology Track

Brooklyn, NY

Sept 2019 -
March 2020

Psychology Extern, NYCCC - Adolescent Inpatient Track

Bellerose, NY 

July 2018 - 
July 2019 

Psychology Extern, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychology

New York, NY                    

July 2017 - 
June 2018 

Psychology Extern, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Center for Psychological Services

Teaneck, NJ 

June 2016 - 
June 2017 

Psychology Extern, Assessment Practicum - Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital

Katonah, NY

Sept 2015 -
Dec 2015

Social Skills Group Co-Leader, Fairleigh Dickinson University, CPS

Teaneck, NJ

Teaching Roles 

Jan 2023 -
May 2023

Instructor

New York University, Master’s in Applied Psychology

Master’s Course: Group Dynamics

Jan 2018 - 
May 2018

Teaching Assistant

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ 

Doctoral Course: Personality Assessment

Jan 2017 -
May 2017 

Instructor

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Belief

Sept 2016 - 
Dec 2016 

Instructor

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

Undergraduate Course: Introduction to University Life

Research Experience

Sept 2015 -
June 2021

Graduate Research Fellow - Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital

Katonah, NY

May 2012 -

June 2013

Post-Baccalaureate Lab Manager, Child and Family Experiences Lab
University at Albany, Albany, NY

Aug 2011 - 
May 2012

Research Assistant, Peer Coordinator - Child and Family Experiences Lab
University at Albany, Albany, NY

Scholarly Activity 

Sept 2021 

Dissertation: Expressive Suppression, Childhood Maltreatment and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

Oct 2018

Tasca, J., O’Donoghue, E., & Pogge, D.L. Relationship between Restraint and Seclusion and Treatment Satisfaction in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric In-Patients. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the Institute for Psychiatric Services (IPS): The Mental Health Services, Chicago, IL.

March 2017

Tasca, J. & Pogge, D.L. Examining the Concurrent and Discriminant Validity of the Beck Youth Inventories-2 Subscales. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA), San Francisco, CA.

Nov 2015

Corneau, G. M., Bodisch, J. M., Barry, S. A., Tasca, J. N., Szczypinski, B. J., Lehrbach, M. P., Emhoff, S.M., Rivers, A. J., Rabkin, A. N., & Gordis, E. B. Relation between family aggression and disordered eating behaviors: Moderating roles of the parasympathetic nervous system. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), New Orleans, LA.

Nov 2013

Barry, S. A., Rivers, A. J., Lehrbach, M. P., Szczypinski, B. J., Huz, I. D., Tasca, J., Olezeski, C. L., & Gordis, E.G. The Effects of Aggression Exposure during Adolescence on Internalizing Psychopathology: Moderating Roles of the Parasympathetic Nervous System. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Philadelphia, PA.

May 2013

Rivers, A. J., Rabkin, A. N., Szczypinski, B., Barry, S. A., Huz, I. D., Tasca, J. N., Lehrbach, M, Olezeski,C. L., & Gordis, E. B. Trauma and Negative Emotions: The Role of the Autonomic Nervous System. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

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