Maxine Herman, LCSW
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS 27410|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: $125 to $175 per session.
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Challenges can be overwhelming, but can lead to positive change. This isn't an easy road to go alone. The desire to live with hope, loving relationships and creativity often requires a neutral partner outside of our immediate community. I offer an alliance in which to explore your issues without judgment, knowing compassion, safety and trust are key elements in the healing process. So often we struggle, feeling we aren't enough, sometimes not even knowing why. We feel lost. Our histories, often traumatic, may play a major part in current day struggles like depression and anxiety, addictive behavior, and troubled relationships. I collaborate with you in exploring the story of your life, facilitating a path to understanding, self-empowerment and clarity.
Having been through the therapeutic process myself, I understand the vulnerability and courage taking this step requires. It's gutsy to want to make our lives better, to believe our relationships, work, our inner world, can be enhanced so that we can address the struggles that got us here and overcome them.
Ultimately, I'm a person, like you. I use my life experience, sense of humor, and street smarts in the work we do. I believe in our capacity to change. Therapy offers a place to discover our true selves, to deal with crisis and trauma, and allow the hurt parts of us to be understood. They can become part of us in a healthier, resilient, self-accepting way.
Email or Call Maxine Herman, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15311
More Info About My Practice
I offer day, evening and Saturday appointments, as well as flexible times around work and travel schedules; I'm available for phone sessions with clients who are out of town or unable to attend in person. I return calls within a day, and usually within a few hours. My fee schedule has flexibility depending on circumstance-- when I first started therapy I couldn't have done it without a sliding scale, and I like to pass that on when possible. I provide receipts for insurance purposes.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love the privilege of taking a journey with another person into the story of his or her life, and being a part of helping them improve their existence. I know the power this process can offer. Healing, change and self-reinvention are real. I've seen it in others as well as myself, and find it deeply satisfying and creative.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
"Gut instinct" is essential. Therapy is a relationship and all good relationships need good chemistry. We generally enter therapy in a vulnerable state, thinking something is "wrong" with us. Don't forget what's already "right"-- you're seeking help, wanting things to be better. Inherent in that is the belief that you deserve a therapist who is ethical, welcoming and honest-- and who gets you. Your intuition is a key part of making the right choice. Don't forget to use it.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I have a varied practice of individuals, couples and families, including:
Teens: Struggling with peer and academic pressures, self-harm, sexual identity and substance abuse. I have taught "parenting adolescents" workshops at the Maple Counseling Center, and believe working together with parents is key.
Couples in crisis: Infidelity, financial stressors, divorce, loss of sexual interest, new parenthood, infertility.
Kids of divorce: Helping them express their pain and assisting warring exes to co-parent peacefully.
Sex and pornography addicts, as well as those in drug and alcohol recovery: (I am formerly the staff substance abuse specialist at a major New York hospital). I assist individuals and couples in coping with the stressors of compulsion and addiction.
Religious Choices and Change: Working with ex-cult members, former fundamentalists and orthodox who desire to create their own spiritual paths; establishing a sense of individual identity, and personal choice.
Writers, actors, entertainment industry: Having worked in the industry for many years, I have an understanding of what creative people go through re: career, relational and financial issues.
Trauma work/PTSD, LGBT issues, and coping with childhood incest and abuse.
Adoption: I work with all members of the adoption triad.
Caretakers Anonymous - Being both the parent and child: Adults coping with the emotional and health crises of both their children and elderly parents.
Grief and Chronic pain: Coping and support for sufferers, their families and caretakers.
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