About Jessica Shapley, LMSW, CIH, CMT
For over fifteen years Jessica Shapley has helped hundreds of parents care for their children and themselves, by providing counseling and supportive services to groups, individuals and families. As a licensed social worker and mother of two, Jessica brings her personal and professional experience as well as her passion to everything she does. Jessica loves to watch new parents rest their fears and come to ease around parenting, by learning about their babies and themselves as parents. She is enthusiastic in bringing parents together to build community, establish support networks, combat isolation and to normalize the experience of being a new parent. Most importantly, she brings a sense of ease, lightness and practicality to every situation.
Whether she is counseling individuals, couples or groups, Jessica's philosophy is to empower parents to find the tools and resources within their own lives to get them through the transitional times that (new) parenthood presents. Jessica has appeared in media, including the Early Show on CBS, Time Out New York Kids magazine and more. You can read her weekly parenting column in the Manhattan Times News.
Jessica earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Boston University and her MSW from Columbia University. She is certified in Integral Health Counseling, massage therapy and is certified to teach infant massage.
Jessica lives with her husband and two children in Manhattan.