Owner and Founder
Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC
Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is currently in private practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. She is the owner and founder of Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC, a group psychotherapy practice. Dr. Jen is a psychological contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, a national morning news program. She appears frequently on Dr. Oz and was the psychological/lifestyle contributor on CBS’ The Early Show. Dr. Hartstein is the author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Empowered Girls who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters.
Prior to her full time private practice, Dr. Jen was the Clinical Director of the Discovery Center at the Child and Family Institute of St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a shortterm substance abuse prevention and early intervention program for adolescents. She was an Adjunct Professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, NY. Before working at the Child and Family Institute, Dr. Jen was an Attending Psychologist in the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department of Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
Dr. Jen received her BA from George Washington University in Washington, DC and her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She worked on two adolescent inpatient units, creating and implementing group therapy programs, before returning to Yeshiva University to complete her doctorate in School-Child Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Jen works with children, adolescents and their families with a wide range of psychological diagnoses. She has received intensive training in adolescent suicide assessment and has specialized in this population for several years. Dr. Jen is on the board of Active Minds, the premier organization working to decrease mental health stigma across high school and college campuses. She is also part of the Practitioner Alliance for We’re All a Little “Crazy,” a global mental health movement focusing on increasing mental health awareness, while decreasing stigma and helping to provide solutions. She was on the advisory board for MTV’s A Thin Line, which focuses on the digital behaviors of today’s young people. Dr. Jen has published and presented on teenrelated issues, and has spoken as an expert on a variety of psychological issues in print, television and radio.