Clinical Social Worker
My approach to therapy is compassionate and non-judgmental. I come to my clients believing that we are on a journey together and I feel that comfort and trust between us is the most vital component of the therapeutic process.
I have worked extensively with clients who suffer from addiction as well as with those who have experienced sexual, physical and childhood abuse. Even seemingly minor occurrences may be traumatic since trauma is subjective. Struggles with anxiety, phobias, psychosomatic symptoms, depression or low self -esteem require exploration regardless of the cause. Clients often come to me after years of talk therapy that has not alleviated their pain and symptoms. This causes them to feel stuck.
If trauma is not properly treated it will continue to affect you, and that's not your fault.
I use various mind-body modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprogramming), Somatic Intervention, Guided Imagery, and Integral Somatic Psychology. Neuroscience research supports my belief that these somatic modalities are often a very effective line of treatment. What does this mean? This means that we work on releasing past trauma from your mind and body by first exploring how the deeper layers of your psyche, body, and nervous system have all combined to cause you to react to present triggers rooted in past trauma.
As part of therapy I stress your innate resilience and strength there are accomplishments and successes you have already achieved but have perhaps not recognized. Give yourself some credit, because recognizing your strengths before exploring your pain will help you work through difficult struggles and fears.
I have seen clients become calmer, less reactive and more confident as a result of these therapeutic modalities. They are able to look at their situation, struggles, and pain in a different light and move forward with their lives through a creative, visceral, and even a spiritual approach. I hope we can work together to help you achieve these goals.
Yeshiva University - Wurzweiler
EMDR Part 1 & 2 - 2013
Somatic Intervention - 2015
Treating Child And Adolescent Trauma - 2015
Mindfulness for Trauma Treatment - 2017
Integral Somatic Psychology Part 1, 2, & 3 - 2018
If clients are eligible they can get subsidized therapy with me through ASAP, Yedidot Toronto, and Jewish Community Watch.
Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Men, Women
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Somatic Experiencing (SE), Integral Somatic Psychology