I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in New York . I am a graduate of Hunter College in New York City. I have counseled a variety of people within the past 20 years. I have worked with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions , parenting issues as well as relationship conflicts. I have also assisted many people dealing with aging parents. I have worked with many couples in the home related to loss of a child and loss of aging parents. I have worked with couples in private practice as well. As a Social Worker I not only counsel to empower individuals but I connect people to systems and resources to provide ongoing support.
My counseling style combines active listening along with interactive compassion and empathy. I like to access an individuals strengths and then form goals that we agree on from there. I use cognitive behavioral therapy as well as a psycho -analytical approach. My focus is a holistic approach to empower the individual for long term success.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LCSW #R055834-1 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
She has helped us with the troubles we are having in our relationship. She listens and gives great advise.
Mara is friendly, welcoming, warm, approachable and really listens. I feel that she understands and respects my concerns and takes the time to listen to me. I have been impressed at how helpful the sessions and the homework have been.
I came to counseling with an issue that I was unable to make sense of and Mara picked it out in the first session. I was amazed and to begin with I was unsure but the more I look at this the more I see how much empathy and expertise she has in this area and she was spot on with what the real, underlying problem is.
I look forward to our sessions (sort of, it is counseling after all!) and I feel supported to quickly address the issue.
Really pleased with Mara and have no hesitation in recommending her to others.