Jemma Schwartz, LCSW, RYT 200
I am a licensed clinical social worker and registered yoga instructor. I graduated with a BS in Psychology and Disaster Studies in 2006 from SUNY New Paltz, then completed the Master’s in Social Welfare program in 2012 at the University at Albany. I have gained rich experiences working in mental health clinics, home visiting programs and doctors offices, lending me to be skilled in treating clients with a wide age range and need in areas of mental health, substance use, maternal mental health, and chronic illness management.
I promote healing by tailoring interventions to the person sitting in front of me and the moment they are in. Through skilled and compassionate interventions, I aim to assist people in increasing self awareness of their thoughts, emotions and physical experiences. My passion centers around using the body to heal the mind. Such practices increase internal awareness, decrease stress, shift unhelpful patterns, and ultimately promote empowerment and wellness so that you can be the version of yourself you want to be in the world. I am trained to offer you Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Open Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, and Mindfulness modalities.
As a hungry life time learner, I earned my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2019 at The Living Seed after years of personal practice. I am a member of United We Om and currently enrolled in Sundara Yoga Therapy’s Level III Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT) program. I am also a trained doula and have been blessed by being able to assist four mama’s in bringing their little ones into the world. My self care bag of tricks include spending purposeful time with husband & loved ones, my rescues, Rubah and Rylee (the dogs) and Odin (the cat), practicing yoga and meditation, day dreaming about travel, traveling, music and cooking.