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Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Work

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Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW's style

🥇 Empowering 💭 Open minded 💙 Warm 🤝 Collaborative

Why Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW chose to be in the helping profession

The simple truth is that I find profound fulfillment in supporting others. From a young age, I've been driven by an innate curiosity about the human experience – our thoughts, emotions, and the intricate tapestry of behaviors that make us who we are. To me, understanding is the first step toward acceptance, growth, and positive change.

In this field, I'm granted a privileged glimpse into the remarkable journeys of personal evolution that each of us undergoes. It's both humbling and deeply meaningful to bear witness to these transformations and to play even a small role in facilitating them. My work is so much more than just a job; it's a calling that allows me to channel my core values of compassion and service into something tangible.

Every day, I'm reminded of how truly fortunate I am to have found a vocation that aligns so perfectly with my inner drive to connect with others on a profound level. While the path hasn't always been easy, the rewards of this labor of love make every challenge worthwhile. I can't imagine a more purposeful way to spend my days.

Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW's approach

In my therapeutic approach, I place a strong emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client. While selecting the appropriate modality for each individual is certainly important, I believe the true power lies in cultivating a deep, authentic connection – a therapeutic alliance built on trust, understanding and mutual investment in the process of growth.

My style blends elements of psychodynamic and cognitive methodologies into an integrated, eclectic framework. I guide clients in exploring the origins of their core beliefs and patterns, often tracing back to formative childhood experiences. But we don't get mired in the past. My focus is very much oriented toward the here-and-now, helping people develop practical tools to overcome obstacles and attain their goals in daily life.

By combining insight-building around longstanding issues with pragmatic strategies for the present, I've found that clients can experience shifts on multiple levels. There's the internal awakening and self-acceptance, but also tangible positive changes that manifest in their external circumstances and relationships. It's an inside-out journey of profound transformation.

Ultimately, my role is to provide a compassionate yet challenging environment where clients feel safe to open up, look inward, and chart their own courageous path toward wholeness. I can't force the growth, but I can nurture the fertile ground that allows it to unfold organically.

What you can expect from sessions with Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW

When you work with me, you can expect a space that is completely free of judgement – a sacred container for self-exploration and personal growth. I bring warmth, compassion, and deep respect for the human experience in all its complexity. And while the work we'll do together can certainly be challenging at times, I also believe there's room for lightness and even humor along the way.

My approach blends professionalism with authenticity. You'll find me to be engaged and present, truly listening to understand the nuances of your unique journey. At the same time, I'll show up as my whole self, striving to create an approachable rapport that allows for genuine connection.

Progress rarely unfolds in a perfectly linear fashion, but throughout our sessions, I'll gently hold space for you to feel into the full range of your thoughts, emotions and experiences without an agenda. My role is to provide insightful reflections that spark realizations, not force-feed you answers.

Ultimately, my goal is to be your partner in this process, supporting you as you peel back layers, gain greater clarity, and step into your inherent wholeness. While the therapeutic outcomes are paramount, I also believe the journey itself should be ultimately enriching and even enjoyable at times. You are the expert of your own life, and I'm simply here to compassionately illuminate the path.

Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW's experience working with the Jewish community

Being part of the Jewish community myself, I have an intimate understanding of the rich cultural nuances, traditions, and value systems that shape this vibrant tapestry of identities. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with clients from across the spectrum of Jewish observance and affiliation - from Orthodox to Secular and everything in between.

My lived experience allows me to bring a level of cultural sensitivity and insight that infuses all of my therapeutic approaches. I'm adept at contextualizing the mental health journey through a Jewish lens, respecting how one's connection to heritage can profoundly influence perspectives, coping mechanisms, and the very conceptualization of wellness.

At the same time, I'm committed to creating an inclusive environment free of assumptions, where each person can explore their personal relationship to Judaism openly and without judgement. Whether you're enmeshed in Jewish life or disconnected from it, balancing complexities of faith and identity or navigating that terrain as a non-Jew, I'll meet you with deep respect and cultural humility.

Ultimately, my goal is to see you as a complete, multidimensional human being. While I appreciate how pivotal our shared ancestral roots can be, I also recognize that no two lived experiences are identical. I'll bring my authentic self into our work together - but you'll be the expert guiding our journey of understanding your inner world.

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Languages spoken

English

People I work with

Adolescents (13-18) Adults Individuals

Personal religious affiliations

Orthodox

Jewish community experience

Moderate

Licensed to work in

Israel, New York

2 years in practice

Licences

  • Masters in Social Work by NYS 2023. License number 122616

Degrees

  • Social Work by Daemen University 2023

Trainings

  • Humanistic Integrative Counseling by The Path Center 2023

Affiliations

  • Kone Comfort Therapist PLLC

Average costs per session

$100 - $150

Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Credit Card

Insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • Optum
  • Optum EAP
  • Oscar
  • out of network
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare

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