A Little About Me
Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP
I am a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor practicing in New York City and the Hudson Valley. I work with individuals, couples, and groups. I also provide training, consultation, and mentoring to mental health practitioners.
I’ve always been interested in creativity and the creative process. How do we grow and develop creativity? Creativity is about seeing something in a new way and responding in a new way. I look for ways to incorporate humor, spontaneity, playfulness and intuition into my work.
Compassion and kindness are essential qualities, (personally and in my work). When we can embody these qualities more easily, we feel less distress, more stability and flexibility.
I have a committed meditation practice and I continue a study of Theravada and Tibetan Buddhism. I feel free to draw from a wide variety of inspirations: faith traditions, nature and the arts. I have been guided and inspired by the teachings of John Makransky, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Susan and Bill Morgan. All about the heart!
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.”
– Rainer Marie Rilke.
A consistent focus in my practice is helping people to increase their capacity for spontaneity and creativity in their lives. This includes dealing with all of the challenges that life brings.
Difficult feelings like shame, anger, fear and grief “activate” us. We get overheated, are hijacked by them and lose our “grounded-ness”. These feelings persist and continuously distress us. Naturally, we want to turn away from them. But turning away is what keeps us bound to them! Instead, we need to learn to attend to them with lots of kindness and care. In my practice, psychotherapy collaborates with creativity, mindful-awareness, and compassion in a “holding environment”.
The Holding Environment is a physiological, (body/breath), & attitudinal, (heart/mind), posture of caring attention. You can also think of it as a refuge or a base camp. A place to which we can always return and rest. We all want to feel more at home in our own skin.
- In practice since 1989.
- Graduated in 1987 from New York University Graduate School of Social Work.
- Certified trainer, educator and practitioner, TEP, by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy.
- Currently teaching meditation and dharma on the “Daily Sit”, offered by Bill and Susan Morgan at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
- Co-creator and co-facilitator, (with Jacquie Siroka), of IntegralTherapy and its “Time In” workshop series.
- Co-authored the article, “Buddha Meets Moreno”, published in the 2019-2020 ASGPP Journal.
- Served on staff at Hudson Valley Mental Health in Dutchess County, New York.
- Served as faculty member and trainer at Psychodrama Institute of New York.
- Served as a clinical supervisor and coordinator of Group Services at GMHC, NYC.
- Served on staff at Greenwich House alcoholism treatment program, NYC.
- Consultant for Jewish Family and Children's Services and Orange County Safe Homes.
- Served as a part-time adjunct faculty member at the New York University Graduate School of Clinical Social Work.
- Served as a Teacher/Trainer for the Psychodrama Institute of New York.
- Presenter at national and international conferences.