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Esti Marcus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

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Esti Marcus
"Trauma Focused Integrative Psychotherapy"

Esti Marcus's style

🎯 Direct πŸ’™ Warm πŸ₯‡ Empowering πŸ™ Spiritual 🎨 Creative

Why I chose to be in the helping profession

Whether you have experienced the agony of a significant trauma or the hidden devastation of prolonged emotional trauma, these experiences can lead to fractures in a person's sense of self, adaptive capacity and inner cohesion, often resulting in anxiety, depression, somatic disorders, self-esteem difficulties and interpersonal struggles.

My approach

I use a blend of different perspectives with empathy and understanding. I aim to foster a supportive therapeutic relationship and create a holding space to process painful experiences, deepen insight into thoughts and feelings, and build connections with the felt sense in the body. I have an integrative approach looking to use the "here-and-now" to access the "there-and-then" & utilize attachment based modalities like AEDP, IFS, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I received trauma training from the National Institute for Psychotherapies' Integrative Trauma Program as well as post graduate training in Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experience and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

What you can expect from our sessions

My perspective mirrors Alice Miller's, The Drama of the Gifted Child. "The true opposite of depression is neither gaiety nor absence of pain, but vitality-the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings...not only happy, beautiful, or good but the entire range of human experience, including envy, jealousy, rage, disgust, greed, despair, and grief." I aim to help the client tap into their natural inclination toward healing, foster the body's innate resiliency & transform the individual's inherent capacity for survival into vitality.

My experience working with the Jewish community

​For the past ten years, I have been working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in various settings, including in the Jewish Community.

Approaches

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Imago
  • Inner child work
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based

Concerns

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Codependency
  • Dating
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Skills
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken

English

People I work with

Adults Elders (65+) Individuals

Personal religious affiliations

Modern Orthodox

Jewish community experience

Extensive

247 Prospect Ave

  • In-Person Sessions
  • Virtual Sessions

10 years in practice

Licences

LCSW by NYS Dept of Education 16. License number 084832

Degrees

MSW by Touro School of Social Work 13
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Certificates

Certificate in Integrative Trauma Treatment by National Institute for the Psychotherapies 20
Level 1 training by Somatic Experiencing 22
Level 1 training, by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy , 22

Affiliations

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
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NYSSCSW

Average costs per session

$250

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale

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