Jennifer Egert

Teaching Schedule


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 

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MBCT is an 8-week program designed to help those with recurrent depression and chronic unhappiness learn skills to reduce relapse and live fully. It is not a traditional group therapy that focuses on talking about depression or historical experiences with depression. Rather, it a course combining ideas from cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness practices. The program is an outgrowth of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), with a particular focus on the unique challenges of chronic depression. The program can also be very helpful for those with anxiety and other mood challenges. For more information about MBCT, please see:

The MBCT program involves weekly, 2 hour group sessions. Home practice is a centerpiece to the program, so participants can expect to be practicing learned skills between sessions

The program is best suited for those that are not currently in the midst of a major depressive episode so that they can experience and integrate the teaching. All participants will be interviewed prior to beginning the course to determine if the program is appropriate for their individual needs. 

Please contact Jennifer if you are interested at:

On request. 
Please contact or 917-887-7670

Jennifer Egert, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and an artist. As a doctoral student, she trained in mind-body approaches to managing health and emotional difficulties. She worked at the VA medical center for 9 years as a health psychologist, caring for veterans with illness, disability and at end of life. 

She began her own personal study and mindfulness practice in 2002, exploring the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, G.I. Gurdjieff, Thich Nhat Hanh and others. She has trained in both MBCT and MBSR as well with other mindfulness-based psychotherapies and interventions (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing). Through her own practice and work with others in groups and in psychotherapy, she has come to understand the power of mindfulness practice in helping people find a sense of acceptance, compassion, and wholeness in the face of trauma, depression, anxiety and other challenges we all face as human beings. 

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