New York, N.Y.
Barbra Waldfogel is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She believes that effective psychotherapy is a twofold process: patients learn strategies to find relief from suffering while living more meaningful, value driven, vital lives. She develops collaborative relationships using warmth and authenticity, offering effective therapy that leads to progress and success. As someone who has personally experienced the joy and pain of family life, Barbra knows all too well the struggles of New Yorkers at work, at play, in love, in loss and in grief. Patients find her relatable, non-judgmental and at appropriate times, humorous.
Areas of Expertise:
Barbra specializes in individual treatment for teens and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict and divorce. Her favorite therapeutic model is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She also uses Motivational Interviewing, various emotion regulation therapies and other mindfulness informed strategies. Barbra is passionate about helping patients reach their goals knowing that they seek treatment because they are in pain and don’t want their suffering to stop them.
Experience and Training:
Barbra Waldfogel has nearly 30 years of clinical and administrative experience including private practice, community mental health, residential treatment and school social work. She received her MSW from the University of Illinois and did two years of post- graduate training in clinical social work at the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Barbra also serves on the board of directors for a medical research and philanthropic foundation affiliated with researchers from NIH, NYU and MASS GENERAL. She stays up to date on the latest treatment methodology through continuing education and monthly peer supervision so that her patients benefit from state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.
Blog Posts and Events:
- Blog: Loneliness Can Impact Mental Health
- Blog: Unhooking from Loneliness
- Professional Development Facilitator: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Unhook from Fear and Do What Matters
- News Mention: Fear of Flying: Conquering Aerophobia