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My clients have ranged in age from 5 to 97. I provide therapy for a wide spectrum of emotional issues including depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
I received my Masters degree in 1995 from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in NYC. I have enjoyed helping people since I was a teenager, when I started my 10-year volunteer service working with chronically disabled patients at Goldwater Memorial Hospital. This led to my career in social work.
I believe that my extensive background as a social worker has provided me with special skills and life experiences that I bring to my psychotherapy practice. My past positions have included working as a case manager at The Jewish Association of Services for the Aged-Protective Services for Adults (JASA-PSA), and as a psychiatric social worker at New Horizon Counseling Center, where I led therapy groups and counseled chronically mentally ill adults. I have always been a strong advocate for my clients.
MY CLINICAL ORIENTATION:
We have all experienced pain in our lives. I empathize strongly with my clients and their struggles. I am warm, encouraging, a strong motivator, and honor each individuals unique characteristics and strengths. In that spirit, I try to tailor my methods to the individual needs of the client utilizing psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy modes.
I have a very strong rapport and enjoy working with the elderly, having been very close to my grandparents, who helped raise me. As an adoptive parent, I also have a special interest in adoptive and infertility counseling, as well as attachment and trauma.
I am very sensitive to spiritual and religious concerns and their role in healing emotional pain. While I have particular knowledge about the Jewish community, my interest in spirituality extends to all faiths, as well as multi-cultural issues.
Treatment for depression, anxiety & other emotional issues
Individual & family therapy Adoption & infertility counseling
Counseling for elderly clients & their caregivers
Group therapy Parent counseling (I can provide parenting workshops to your organization.)
* I offer house calls to elderly or infirm clients in my local area. *
** I am a member of Give an Hour, a network of therapists providing free counseling services to returning troops and their families. **
Areas of Expertise
Aging Depression Stress & Anxiety Self-Esteem Issues
Bereavement Loss & Separation Life Transitions
Family Relationships Adoption Issues Victims of Abuse
* Certified Beyond Consequences Institute (BCI) instructor *
(The BCI model is a love-based approach to handling children with severe behaviors.)
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
ATTACh (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)