Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Dr. Jesmond A. Fair
Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location
1718 Peachtree Rd NW
Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
30309

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: M-R 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; F 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sat 9:30 AM to 12:00PM

Qualifications
Last school: University Of Georgia, Counseling Psychology PhD, 2019
License(s): PYS004541-Georgia
NPI Number: 1013505858
Years in practice: 11

Fees
Cost per session: $200 to $225
Average cost per session: $200
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa


Insurance types accepted:
  • Aetna
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance


Malpractice Carrier: Ace American Insurance Company Expires (MM/YY): 10/08/2023

Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Couples


Age specialty:
  • Adults


Faith Orientation: I offer special insight to clients of the Any faith.

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied


I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background


Languages spoken:
  • English

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Jesmond Akeem Fair, named after Jessie Jackson, Desmond Tutu, and Hakeem Olajuwon. I was born and raised in rural Alabama and later became an alumnus of THE University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE)! UGA is where I completed all my graduate training, and Atlanta is where I call home. I could give you my zodiac sign, MBTI, or many other personality indicators; however, those snapshots would not capture who I am. You can find me at the intersection of being gay, Black, cis-gender, male, and Christian. My personality is big, but my heart is bigger. For most moments of the day, I have a random song on repeat in my head. This can be attributed to my background in vocal and instrumental music. I love anime, gaming (PS4), movies, watching tv, and a good nature trail. I often use movies, tv shows, and analogies to express myself in therapy. Additionally, I believe in being real, so clients can expect facial reactions, slang, occasional profanity, laughter, and even tears.

A common theme throughout my professional development has been holistic authenticity. I have grounded my clinical work within the context of my identities and view intersectionality as foundational for therapeutic exploration. I have actively decolonized the way I practice starting with my theoretical orientation. My theoretical orientation is Relational-Cultural Theory which blends a relational approach to therapy with social justice, diversity, and multicultural considerations found in feminist theory. In practice, I work to understand a person’s identities which shape their lived experiences, examine their relationships and support systems, and utilize this understanding to co-create interventions that help foster healing and growth toward one’s ideal self.

My clients can expect a collaborative approach to our work together. This means I will always center my client’s needs and wants, and the focus and goals of our work will be co-constructed. I welcome the client(s) to create a space in therapy that will be conducive to the work they desire to do. I view the therapeutic space that we co-create as dynamic. As such, I elicit feedback to ensure that the space evolves with the client as they grow and change. When working with a client, I invite authenticity by modeling authenticity. I show up as my authentic self and foster a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.

Issues:
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Treatment orientation:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Therapy
  • Supervision Services


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