Judith Glickman Zevin, LCSW, Psy.D
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCS12553|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: I encourage people who are considering whether to work with me to come in for a free 50 minute initial consultation. It is during this first meeting that you can get a first hand sense of who I am and whether you might want to enter into a therapy relationship with me. I'm more than happy to discuss my fees with you, either over the phone or during this first meeting. I want to be sensitive to each individual's financial situation and will work with you to establish a fee that is workable for both of us.
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Your relationships are the most important vehicle for change and transformation. Consequently, the relationship that you and I establish becomes a significant part of the therapy process. I will work hard to create a safe and welcoming environment for you to explore your current concerns, understand what is contributing to them, and decide what you want for yourself. Often, this means reflecting on your past patterns in relationships, experiences and learned ways of coping, and seeing how these patterns are effecting your current situation. It is through this process of reflection and discovery that change can occur.
I have found the process of therapy both as a participant and a therapist to be deeply meaningful. I feel honored and humbled to be included in the journey of others to understand themselves and make their lives more satisfying and productive. I find the process of human experience and discovery fascinating and exciting. I am committed to making a deep connection with those with whom I work.
Every person who comes to see me is unique, with different cultural and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, personalities and needs. It is important that you be heard and understood as we work together and this is something I work very hard to achieve. Additionally, therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process, and I will work with you to ensure that the approach I use will be based on your desires, needs and goals.
I am optimistic that change is possible for you regardless of your past experience or your present circumstances. I want you to feel that your life has great meaning and purpose and that there is opportunity for pleasure and happiness.
I invite you to come and meet me and see if you might be comfortable working with me.
Email or Call Judith Glickman Zevin, LCSW, Psy.D at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17958
More Info About My Practice
Therapy is most effective when the individual makes a commitment to invest him or herself in an ongoing process. It has been my experience that people who come regularly receive the greatest benefit from their work in therapy. My license sometimes enables people to get reimbursement for therapy through their insurance company if they have out of network coverage. Because I believe so strongly in the therapy process and its ability to help others, I am open to working with those whose financial resources may be limited. I prefer to receive payment at the time of each meeting, however I'm willing to work with you to explore other options.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy has been a deeply meaningful process in my own life. Understanding how my experiences have affected my current relationships has helped me to understand and know others and be more effective in creating the kind of life I want for myself. I deeply want that for those with whom I work.
I enjoy being with others and getting to know who they are on an intimate level. People come to me with a problem to solve, a situation to resolve, a chronic emotional pain to heal. Maybe their relationships are not working the way they'd like or they are dissatisfied with the work they do. In some way or another, they don't feel whole and complete, they sense that something is holding them back and that life has more to offer.
As their therapist, they ask me to be with them as they go through the process, listen to their struggles and successes, offer guidance and structure to their experience, and celebrate their wins with them. I am honored to be a part of helping them discover, gain insight, and live more meaningfully. It is extremely satisfying to know that, as a result of my work, others see themselves in new and insightful ways and are living more productive and satisfying lives.
My Role as a Therapist
Therapy is the process of meeting with a trained professional in order to receive help in resolving concerns, issues, conflicts and symptoms that you are experiencing either within yourself or with others. It is also a way to gain greater meaning and satisfaction with your life even in the absence of any particular problem.
My role as your therapist is to understand you and your concerns. I will work to help you reflect on your experiences and understand them in a new way. Through this process you will, with my guidance, see new possibilities for yourself and new solutions to recurring and current concerns. I will also provide you with my own observations of the consequences of the choices you are making and enable you to decide whether to continue on your current path or to identify and act on new choices.
If you are seeing me as a part of a couple or family, I will help you explore the issues affecting your current relationships and look for ways to create a more fulfilling and satisfying interaction with your partner or family. My role, in order to be most effective, needs to be a collaboration between us where we both have an active part to play in enabling you to achieve your goals.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
As we meet together I will want to learn more about you in order to be most helpful. I will seldom ask you a lot of questions at one time, but I have found that as we discuss your responses to these topics over time, our work together will be more enriched and productive. Typical areas that may arise include the following:
Why you are coming to see me
What is happening now that is upsetting to you?
Exploring important events in your life
Your expectations for therapy, for your life
Your goals for therapy
How you feel about yourself
What is not going well for you and what is your assessment of the reasons?
How is our relationship working for you?
The dynamics of your relationship with others in your life
The internal messages you say to yourself about your situation
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Therapy can only be successful with a strong alliance between you, the person seeking help and me as your therapist. Ultimately, you need to see me as someone who cares about you, has your interests in mind and is committed to helping you achieve your goals. Without this, you will be unable to do the kind of work necessary to make the therapy process successful.
It is my responsibility to ensure that we create a relationship that allows you to feel safe and trusting. You will be more able to explore your own issues only when there is a strong alliance between us. It is important for you to feel that I, as your therapist, understand and care about you and your concerns. As time goes by, you need to allow yourself to be vulnerable and let down some of your guard. It is through our relationship that discovery, learning and change will occur.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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