Jess Podell, LCSW

TMH Counselor, Jess Podell

Jess Podell, LCSW


Tokyo and Online

Counseling and Psychotherapy at Shintomi Office

Jess received her Master’s degree from the City University of New York and is a licensed clinical social worker. With more than a decade of experience as a therapist, she has treated clients from incredibly diverse backgrounds who struggled with anxietydepression, bipolar disorders, relationship issues, PTSD, substance abuse and eating disorders. She is mindful of the tremendous impact that ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, socioeconomics and cross-cultural belief systems can have on mental health. Jess also has worked extensively with active-duty military service members, veterans and their loved ones.

She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, Jess integrates elements of various therapeutic modalities into her practice.

Specialties, Populations Served & Treatment Options


  • Online and in-person counseling
  • Adjustment issues, including culture shock and social isolation
  • Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Populations Served

Treatment Options