Mental Health Treatments

What I treat

I’m an NYC Psychiatrist now offering online treatments and therapy while based in the fast-paced, highly competitive environment of Midtown Manhattan. I’ve been in private practice since 2000.  My mental health treatment approach is grounded in evidence-based science, solid skills, broad knowledge and deep experience.

If you are believe that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact me to schedule an initial consultation

I  specialize in the following diagnostic issues:

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Anxiety Disorders

Whereas it is normal to experience some anxiety, excessive anxiety, worry or fear that interferes with one’s life characterizes an anxiety disorder.
Fear is a realistic danger encountered in the world. However, anxiety is a conscious signal to us that we think we are about to face a situation that involves danger.[more…]


Depressive Disorders

Feelings of sadness, irritability, despair, self-doubt, loss of any pleasure and a distorted and negatively impacted sense of self, characterize depression symptoms. In addition, depression may also accompany physical symptoms such as changes in sleep and appetite as well as problems with concentration or extreme fatigue [more…]


Self Esteem

Self Esteem is your overall opinion of yourself – how you feel about your abilities and limitations. It is the degree to which you feel confident, valuable and worthy of respect. It exists on a spectrum. People with high self-esteem often feel good about themselves and their progress in their life while people with low self-esteem often feel shame and doubt [more…]


Young Adult Transitions

For a young adult, transitioning from home life to campus life, or from college/graduate school to a new career and newfound independence, can be overwhelming. Dr. Algus can help ease the stress of these transitions by helping young adults cope with impulse control (related to alcohol, drugs or sex), roommate conflicts, academic pressures, and the overall adjustment to newfound independence.


Sleep is like oxygen, food, or water, a necessary basic need. If our sleep is off, we will not function at our best. If we have trouble falling, staying asleep, or waking up early, it may point to a symptom of another disorder. Insomnia can be a symptom of anxiety, depression, or mania, or insomnia can be a primary disorder. There are between 50 and 70 million people who suffer from sleep disorders. I help patients find solutions to transient or chronic sleep problems through behavioral techniques or medication if indicated.


Grief is a normal response to the loss of a loved person. There is no single way to mourn. Sometimes people get stuck if there is much too business is left unfinished with a persona, and guilt and regret can take hold. Short-term psychotherapy to address an anticipated loss or death of a close person can be enormously helpful. Sometimes grief, if not resolved, can lead to depression and complicated bereavement. I have helped patients resolve the deep sorrow associated with loss, which is a universal human experience.

Job Dissatisfaction/Workplace Ambition

Dr. Algus works with her clients to capitalize on their present skill sets in order to find new and exciting areas in which to expand and utilize their capabilities. She also offers engaging psychological strategies to alleviate work-related stress and overcome obstacles, paving the way for more effective communication, negotiation and workplace relationship management.

Eating Disorders

People who struggle with eating disorders, both anorexia, bulimia, and body dysmorphia, manage their feelings about themselves through their bodies. Bodies become the frontier upon which one negative sense of self is expressed and punished. The use of food and the body becomes concrete symbols for relationships gone awry. Sometimes medication helps address disordered eating, but lasting change comes through a therapeutic to address past trauma through a healing relationship that fosters relatedness and authenticity.

Relationship Difficulties

In my practice, one of the most common presenting complaints that bring someone into treatment is difficulties in relationships or a recent breakup. The desire to become attached to a partner is one of the most basic human desires. This capacity’s blueprint often resides in our early familial relationship patterns, which lays down schemas for relating. Exploring the foundations of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual issues in a safe place can be immensely helpful for discovering blocks to creating successful relationships.
Dr. Jane Algus also specializes in the following diagnostic issues:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Bipolar Disorder

In addition to using her expertise and knowledge, Dr. Algus regularly collaborates with physicians and other therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through coordinated care.  If you are believe that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact Dr. Jane Algus to schedule an initial consultation.