We are a team of devoted therapists with specialized training in IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Our services are offered to adolescents and adults in the context of both family and individual therapy sessions. Our goal is to provide you with high quality, effective, and compassionate therapy.
Shira Pomrantz, LCSW
Helping others find confidence and clarity to improve their quality of life is what I love about my job.
“You are not your symptoms” is a phrase that very much resonates with my outlook on therapy practice and on people in all area of life. This way of thought has greatly influenced my own practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
The main modality which informs my work with clients is Dr. Richard Schwartz’s IFS (Internal Family Systems) model. I truly believe in the concept that “all parts are welcome” and when we come to a place of compassion for even the parts of us which seem most difficult to embrace, healing can occur, and this experience is what helps us be the best version of ourselves. It is my goal to create a therapeutic environment so clients can show up with curiosity to learn more about how their internal system works and each part’s positive intention for the client, allowing them to safely process the pain which burdens the more vulnerable parts of their systems.
I offer sessions in English or Spanish and work with people who experience the following:
- Panic attacks
- Eating disorders
- Friction with family or friends
- Emotional pain
Some More About My Experience
I opened this therapy practice after years of working as a psychotherapist and educator. I have worked professionally across the USA, as well as Israel and Mexico. I mainly see adult women and teens in the context of family and individual therapy.
The reason I choose to use IFS primarily in my practice is because I see that it works! I also introduce IFS to other therapists and offer consultations to help them integrate this modality when working with clients. In addition, my background includes the Nurtured Heart Approach, Structural Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Play Therapy, and other Psychodynamic therapies.
Certification and Advanced Training:
IFS Level 1
IFS Level 2
IFS Continuity Program
And finally… Check out our office:) Virtual sessions are available.