I am a licensed clinical psychologist (#022795) with years of experience treating patients in the New York City area. I completed my predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Health. I have also trained at various other major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, gaining experience working with a diverse range of patients, including people diagnosed with terminal illness, substance users, and emerging adults.
While clinically I consider myself a generalist, my research primarily focuses on the relationship between death awareness and love (dissertation: “Till Death do us Part: The Effect of Mortality Salience on Satisfaction in Long-Term Romantic Relationships”). I now give talks and lead meditations aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality, so that they may live and love more fully.
Tufts University: B.A., Psychology
Long Island University Brooklyn: M.A., Clinical Psychology; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Columbia University: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Bellevue Hospital Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Long Island University Counseling Center
Clinical Psychology, New York State
"I worked with Dr. Jacobs for a year and I truly feel like it was a life changing experience. Therapy empowered me to let go of destructive patterns and helped my soul feel lighter. I experienced a positive change in my relationships, and found myself becoming more open, more trusting and a better communicator with those around me. I learned how to ask for what I needed emotionally in my friendships, how to forgive, and move on. I also learned how to express my emotions, and how to let them rise and pass through me without fear. Our time together felt like a gift and the change that I noticed within myself and how I felt was healing." - Former patient