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Shulamis Mayerfeld, LCSW

FEEL CONTENT, PEACE, and Joy.

Live A LIFE Aligned with YOUR IDEALS.

You are smart, insightful, and strong. At times, you feel stuck when it comes to the most important areas in your life, especially your most valued relationships. You are someone who places relationships and connection as a prime currency, so when these relationships feel kind of “meh”, it is very frustrating and painful.

Does this sound like yOU? Let's connect!

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Hi, it’s Me.

I AM A CLINICAL THERAPIST WITH MANY YEARS ​IN PRIVATE PRACTICE. A FEW YEARS AGO (HELLO SMALL BENEFIT OF COVID DAYS!) I INCREASED MY OFFERING OF VIRTUAL TELEHEALTH ​SESSIONS. MY CLIENTS LOVE THE CONVENIENCE OF SHOWING UP TO SESSION WITH PRIVACY, COMFORT, AND THE OCCASIONAL PJ’S.


AS A PSYCHOtherapist, I have ​WORKED WITH A VAST SPECTRUM OF CLIENTELE. I ​GRADUATED WITH MY MSW FROM NYU SCHOOL OF ​SOCIAL WORK IN 2008 AND EARNED MY LCSW ​LICENSURE IN 2012.


IN 2017, I DECIDED TO DEDICATE MYSELF EXCLUSIVELY TO MY PRIVATE PRACTICE AND SUPERVISORY SERVICES WITH A SPRINKLING OF LECTURING AT THE POST-GRADUATE LEVEL AND OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS. DURING THIS TIME, I HAVE FOCUSED ON SERVING MY CLIENTS INDIVIDUALIZED AND COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT TO BEST ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL GOALS AND LIVE A LIFE ATTUNED WITH THEIR IDEALS.


SINCE I DON'T BELIEVE IN A "ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL" ​APPROACH, I FIND IT MOST HELPFUL TO TAILOR THERAPY ​TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS, PERSONALITY, AND INTUITION. I UTILIZE A COMBINATION OF IFS, ​DBT, CBT, CREATIVE, PLAY, RELATIONAL, PERSON-​CENTERED AND NARRATIVE TECHNIQUES, ALL EMPLOYED FROM A PSYCHODYNAMIC BASE. MY DESIRE IS TO PROVIDE A SPACE FOR YOU TO ACCESS YOUR INNER EXPERT WITH GUIDANCE AND SOME CONCRETE TOOLS.



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My Specialties

I specialize in helping adults, especially women, improve their relationships without feeling anxious or uncertain. I primarily work with individuals who crave greater satisfaction and depth in their relationships. These include relationships with oneself, one’s spouse, including couples counseling, children, including parental guidance, as well as siblings, parents or friends.

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FA​Q’s

Discover more about my therapy style

What should I expect from therapy

Therapy is a place to sift through those hurdles that may be holding you back from feeling your total fullness in yourself and your life. Psychotherapy is a really incredible experience. It is a process where (using tried and tested techniques), you can partner with someone with whom you feel understood, aligned with, and cared for. We will address any and all of the big or seemingly small problems, gripes, complaints, and general discontent you may be experiencing.


My clients tell me that they feel understood and supported in our time together. They appreciate my warmth and honesty. They value the deep understanding they gain of themselves in our work together as well as the practical and effective information/feedback they get from me.

How often should I schedule an appointment

Most individuals opt to schedule a once-weekly session. This timing is usually most beneficial since it gives a nice regularity of sessions to put in the necessary hard work of therapy, but allows for some downtime in between to mull over and practice out what we discuss in session. However, some clients choose to meet twice weekly or once every other week depending on what they are dealing with. On occasion, after working together effectively for a period of time, we may decide to decrease session time to once every few weeks as a “maintenance” check-in if it is deemed to be effective.

Do you provide teletherapy

Yes! This is actually an area I have been honing my skills in for quite some time. With the advent of COVID-19 it has become even more relevant. While I understand that many people may feel hesitant about using teletherapy in place of in-person sessions, I have seen it work great wonders for my clients. In fact, several studies have shown that teletherapy may be as effective as in-person treatment (feel free to reach out to me if you would like links to this research).

Do you take insurance

I do not accept insurance. However, if your insurance plan allows for out-of-network coverage, you may be eligible for reimbursement. The process for that is relatively simple and I will provide you with a receipt of my services which you can submit to your insurance company.

What are your fees

The first Intake session is $350. Each 50 minute session after is $300.

What should I expect from the first visit

It makes sense to feel a bit nervous or overwhelmed at the time of your first psychotherapy session! Most importantly, this is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and determine if we can be a good match therapeutically. The first session is usually a time for me to gather some of the important information about what brings you to treatment and what you would like to gain from it (don’t worry if you still feel uncertain about that, we can also figure it out together). We can set goals and decide how we will know if you are reaching them in a way that feels satisfying for you. After all, you are making an investment in yourself and it is important that you experience it's worth.

What is your professional background and expertise

I currently see clients and supervisees exclusively in my private practice in addition to lecturing for various institutions for professional development.


I typically employ psychotherapy techniques that incorporate CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, ACT, EFT, and Narrative techniques. I am not a purist to one particular methodology as I do not believe in one-size-fits-all. I pride myself on my flexibility and creativity as a therapist and I work with you to tailor a plan that best fits you.


I graduated with my MSW from NYU School of Social Work in 2008 and earned my LCSW licensure in 2012. I have worked in multiple settings including hospitals, healthcare agencies and several schools.

How will I know if you are the right therapist for me

This is one of my favorite questions because it is the most ​important one! A psychotherapist may have every ​certification and expert background known to man, but ​ultimately, the sessions will only be therapeutic if the ​match is right.


My personality is one of honesty, tact, warmth, and ​authenticity coupled with professionalism and respect. ​You will likely know within the first session if you are ​totally turned off by that or curious by it. Within the first ​few sessions you will notice if you look forward to ​meeting and if you feel a connection with me. I constantly ​remind my clients that we can speak openly about their ​feelings toward me (both positive and negative) so we ​can ascertain if we are the right match. This is something ​we will frequently assess to insure you are getting the ​care you deserve.

When you're READY, REACH OUT TO SCHEDULE A free 15-minute consultation.

Contact & Location:

Email:

shulamism@gmail.com

Call:

347-415-5247

Office:

cedarhurst, NY 11516

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Testimonials

Here is what some of my Clients have To Say

"Shulamis is amazing! We have been working on managing my anxiety and exploring different dynamics within my family. I've been seeing tremendous improvements in my personal life since day one!" - S.F.

Incredible Shulamis is the real deal Knowledgeable kind and truly sincere Highly recommended K G

"Shulamis has been very helpful. I have depression and anxiety and have been in and out of therapy for years. I've never met a therapist who is so professional and warm. She has helped me figure out how to cope with everyday struggles with practical tips as well as helping me understand why I feel the way I do." - E.K.

Right from our initial phone call the professionalism and warmth of Ms Mayerfeld were so evident My child feels so comfortable in this therapy setting and has made incredible strides in coping with his anxiety Ms Mayerfeld also gives me guidance on how to help my son on a day to day basis I am truly grateful to be working with her G S
Warm understanding with great expertise She really aided me in tackling relationship issues and parenting I m really grateful for her services C V

"Shulamis has immensely changed my 7 year old daughter's life! Her anxiety doesn't impact her in the same way since she has been working with her. My daughter loves Shulamis and loves going to therapy!" - S.W.

My wife and I have been going to therapy for the past two years with Shulamis We have been to many other therapists before but none were as insightful and practically productive for us as Shulamis is We have been fighting less and are doing much better D D

"We brought our 8 year old son to see Shulamis because he was having behavioral issues at school and fighting a lot with his siblings. Within several sessions we began to see him flourish. We feel like the boy we know and love is finally able to express himself and have a positive self image because of his sessions." - R.S.

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