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Neil Warshafsky

Neil Warshafsky


13 years of experience

Hello! I appreciate that you’re taking this step toward finding a therapist you feel will be a good fit for you. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience. For most of this time I have worked with people around issues of depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and relationship/family issues. I am also passionate about working with LGBTQ folks around issues of coming out and self-acceptance. I know that the decision to look for a therapist isn’t always an easy one but, by doing so, you are taking an important first step toward creating change for yourself! I take a down-to-earth, supportive, conversational approach to therapy. I engage in discussion and don’t hesitate to share my own life experience when appropriate. I find that a more personal approach helps strengthen the relationship between me and the people I meet with which, in turn, will help you feel more comfortable being open in sessions. I take this approach because therapy is most successful when a person feels like their therapist understands them and when there is some level of connection. I focus on ensuring you will feel both seen and heard starting with our first session. You will be approached by me with curiosity, interest, and care at all times. At the start of your sessions with me I will ask how you’d like to start that day’s conversation and, if you’re not sure, will support you in discovering what might be important for you to talk about in the moment. I invite you to schedule a first session to see if I am a good fit for what you’re looking for in therapy!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

What you need from me might change from session to session but one of my goals is that you will leave each session feeling like you are not alone in your journey. I do not typically assign homework, but will frequently ask you to think through what we discussed in session and to keep some notes about thoughts you have between sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

One of my passions is working with the LGBTQ community around issues of self-acceptance and coming out. My passion for helping people build self-acceptance though does not lie with the LGBTQ community alone. Everyone can learn to be kinder towards, and more accepting of, themselves. I have a strong background in working with people around how family issues, both current and past, have contributed to how you think and feel about yourself and others.

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My treatment methods


An eclectic approach is one in which a therapist tailors their approach based on someone's needs. This can mean that just one approach is used consistently during our time together, or that multiple approaches are incorporated into our sessions based on what you are experiencing and feeling on a particular day. I typically start the first few sessions using a psychodynamic approach, focusing on personal and family history, which can help to bring some insight for us both to what you're experiencing. From there I'll incorporate a number of other modalities as appropriate such as mindfulness, solution focused, person centered, strength based, and trauma focused approaches.