About Dr. Jen
Dr. Jen 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 the mental health contributor for Yahoo! Lifestyle and Yahoo! News. She is also a frequent psychological contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, a national morning news program. She was a Mental Health Core Expert for The Dr. Oz Show and was the psychological/lifestyle contributor on CBS’ The Early Show. Dr. Jen 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 (CFI) of St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a short-term 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 CFI, 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. She was on the advisory board for MTV’s A Thin Line, which focused on the digital behaviors of today’s young people. Dr. Jen is on the Executive Board of Active Minds, an organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health issues, while educating and encouraging others to do the same. She also heads the Practitioner Alliance of We’re All a Little “Crazy,” a global mental health initiative. Dr. Jen also is a self-esteem ambassador for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, which aims to increase confidence for girls and women. Dr. Jen has published and presented on teen-related issues, and has spoken as an expert on a variety of psychological issues in print, television and radio.
Dr. Jen lives and practices in New York City.