About Dr. Jen

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein is a child, adolescent and family psychologist in New York City, an Adjunct Professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, part of Yeshiva University, in the Bronx, NY and was a contributing psychologist for CBS’ The Early Show.  Dr. Hartstein has published and presented on teen-related issues, and has been asked to speak as an expert on a variety of psychological issues in print and on television and radio, including Dr. Oz, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and others.

Prior to entering into full time private practice, she was the Clinical Director of the Discovery Center at the Child and Family Institute of St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The Discovery Center provides short-term substance abuse prevention and early intervention strategies for adolescents. Before working at the Child and Family Institute, of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr Hartstein was the Director of the Group Psychotherapy Program, Intake Coordinator of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Attending Psychologist at the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department of Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Dr. Hartstein received her BA from George Washington University in Washington, DC before earning her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She worked as an Allied Therapist 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 Hartstein works with children, adolescents and their families who have a wide range of psychological diagnoses. She has received intensive training in adolescent suicide assessment and has specialized in this population for several years, using a variety of treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy.