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Verena

I have worked with trauma and injustice for over 10 years, and this work has repeatedly shown me that connection is the key to unlock healing and move forward in unexpected directions. I strive to provide a therapeutic space where clients can experience something radically different and feel safe to practice new and courageous ways of relating to themselves and to others. I have successfully helped teenagers, adults and couples experience reparation from unresolved events, peace from anxiety and acceptance in times of grief. My frame is justice-focused, anti-oppressive and identity-affirming.


My work centers on building connections between what we know and what we feel; this bridge allows us to let go of past limitations, thrive in the present and travel towards the future we deserve. My primary modalities are EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. In addition to my clinical practice, I'm a trainer and consultant for crime victims agencies in the United States and abroad. I hold faculty positions at Columbia University and The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.


Specialties

LGBTQ
Sexual Trauma
Trauma
Family
Bereavement
Couples
Depression
Women's Issues

Education

Masters in Social Work
Hunter College, City University of New York


Accepted Insurance

Aetna
United Healthcare
Oxford
Oscar Health
Cigna


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