About MeApproach, Education, and Services
Jesse KahnMy goal is to help you learn how to manage your life in a way that feels sustainable. In my practice, you’ll find an affirming, strengths-based, interactive, and supportive space. It is my belief that safe exploration of concerns, fears, and desires is crucial in our work together. I have a caring approach that includes empathetic listening and collaboration. The aim of my practice is to guide you in creating a more peaceful and fulfilling life that is unique to you.
My Therapy Approach
In my practice, you’ll find an affirming, strengths-based, interactive, and supportive space. It is my belief that safe exploration of concerns, fears, and desires is crucial in our work together. I have a caring approach that includes empathetic listening and collaboration. Therapy can help you gain insight, learn to listen and trust your intuition, identify your inner resources, and reach your desired goals. The aim of my practice is to guide you in creating a more peaceful and fulfilling life that is unique to you.
I completed my graduate degree at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, I completed post graduate as a psychodynamic psychotherapy fellow at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis and additional training in Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. My previous experience includes providing a range of clinical services at multiple NYC-based organizations such as The Karen Horney Clinic, Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Bridging Access to Care and Housing Works.
I provide therapy for individual, couples, multiple-partner relationships and families, and have worked with issues relating to: gender, sexuality, depression, anxiety, struggles with self-esteem, religious conflicts with sexuality and gender identity, compulsive sexual behaviors, trauma, HIV/AIDS, substance use (harm reduction and abstinence), domestic violence, spirituality, infidelity, codependency, self destructive behaviors, grief, chronic pain, infertility, eating disorders and body dysphoria.
My specialties include:
Transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, sex and sexuality, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) affirmative treatment, coming out, parents of LGBTQ children, partners and siblings of transgender individuals, relationships, familial conflict, kink, BDSM, fetish sexualities, polyamory, and various sexual interests, sexual anxiety, sexual difficulties/”dysfunctions”, communication, and intimacy
As a consultant, I provide one-on-one and group consultation to clinicians who want to improve their work with transgender and gender variant clients, their families and partners, or who are interested in supervision focusing on issues involving gender and sexuality. The frequency of supervision is determined by your need.
I provide education and training for clinicians, medical providers, and corporations and agencies wanting to increase their transgender inclusivity. Topics range from the basics of gender, sexuality, and transgender individuals to providing competent care when working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. I also provide assistance in making your workplace, employees and various types of products, documents, and policies trans-competent and inclusive.