I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in 2006. I am licensed in the state of New Jersey (License #4947). My goal is to help you cope with any of life's challenges so that you can lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
I have worked in many different settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital units, rehabilitation centers, university counseling centers, clinics, and private/group practices. My experience includes diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological issues, including all anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, and trauma/loss.
My modality of therapy is a combination of psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My focus is to initially provide symptom relief and then to gain a better awareness of underlying causes and triggers in order to ensure long-lasting relief of symptoms.
Please feel free to visit my website: http://www.shirafreudenberger.com/
I believe that in the safety of an empathic, non-judging, and compassionate therapeutic environment anxiety, depression, and a multitude of other issues can be addressed. It is within this safe framework that together we can embark upon a journey of trying to understand the behavioral and emotional patterns that have developed, the ways that they are maintained, how they continue to influence your life, and how to respond and behave in healthier ways.
The goal is first and foremost to feel relief from the constant pain and struggle. Once feeling supported and less overwhelmed, it becomes somewhat easier to examine the patterns that you are engaging in, how they developed, and how and why they are being maintained. The ultimate goal of psychotherapy is to use your newfound insight and awareness to create lasting change.
Therapy is a process of self-discovery in which you can find new ways of relating to yourself and others. Therapy is a place where you can feel safe, supported, and nurtured. Therapy is a means to improve your life satisfaction and overall emotional well-being.
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I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare plans. I also work with all out-of-network insurances. My out-of-pocket rates are $175 for an initial evaluation and $160 for all other sessions. I do understand that not everyone is able to afford these rates, so please reach out to me and hopefully we can come to an agreement that works for both of us.