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Jenna Bass, PhD

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Psychology, Women's Mental Health
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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Menopausal Problems
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Aspects of Infertility
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Work-Related Stress

Education & Training

  • New School for Social Research
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute

About Jenna Bass

Jenna Slutsky Bass, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at ColumbiaDoctors Psychiatry Uptown where she serves on the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry. Her office is located at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Dr. Bass specializes in the treatment of adults with mood and anxiety disorders as well as individual and family transitions. She tailors her treatment to the individual’s unique needs through thoughtfully integrating her advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Bass also has specialized training in treating issues related to reproductive and women’s health including role transitions, fertility, pregnancy, and pregnancy loss.

Dr. Bass completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The New School for Social Research. Prior to joining the faculty at CUMC, she completed both her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bass has also carried out research under the auspices of the University of Cambridge, in the UK, Columbia University, and The New School for Social Research. She has researched issues related to diverse family forms made possible by reproductive technologies, attachment theory, and various aspects of the interactions between the family, the parent-child relationship, and development. She is an author of several papers on the experiences of donor-conceived individuals and families made possible by gamete donation and surrogacy, providing her with expertise in addressing issues related to diverse family forms.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

United Health Care

  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

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Contact & Locations

710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032


Selected Publications

Golombok, S., Blake, L., Slutsky, J., Raffanello, E., Roman, G., & Ehrhardt, A. (inpress). Parenting and the adjustment of children born to gay fathers through surrogacy. Child Development.

Slutsky, J., Jadva, V., Freeman, T., Persaud, S., Kramer, W., Steele, M., Steele, H., and Golombok, S. (2016). Integrating donor conception into identity: parent-child relationships and identity development in donor-conceived adolescents. Fertility and Sterility, 104(3), p. 739. DOI:

Blake, L., Carone, N., Slutsky, J., Raffanello, E., Ehrhardt, A., & Golombok, S. (2016). Gay fathers through surrogacy: Relationships with surrogates and egg donors and parental disclosure of children's origins. Fertility & Sterility, 106,1503-1509.

Freeman, T., Jadva, V., and Slutsky, J. (2016). "Sperm donors limited: psychosocial aspects of genetic connections and the regulation of offspring numbers" in S. Golombok, R. Scott, S. Wilkinson, M. J. Appleby, M. Richards, and S. Wilkinson (eds.) Regulating Reproductive Donation.

Persaud, S., Freeman, T., Jadva, V., Slutsky, J., Kramer, W., Steele, M., Steele, H. and Golombok, S. (2016). Adolescents conceived through donor insemination in mother-headed families: a qualitative study of motivations and experiences of contacting and meeting same-donor offspring. Children and Society. DOI: 10.1111/chso.12158

Slutsky, J. (2014), [Review of the book The Circle of Security Intervention, By B. Powell, G. Cooper, K. Hoffman, B. Marvin.] Infant and Child Development. DOI: 10.1002/icd.1839