Naomi Franklin's style🥇 Empowering 💙 Warm 🌎 Holistic 🤝 Collaborative
Why Naomi Franklin chose to be in the helping profession
The reason behind my choice to embark on a journey in the helping profession traces back to my teenage years, a time when I was blessed with the opportunity to become a member of a therapy group at a local agency. Initially, my decision to join was driven by a sense of curiosity and the allure of something "cool" and intriguing, a chance to explore uncharted territories of the human mind and emotions.
Little did I know that this seemingly impulsive choice would shape my life in profound ways. Within the therapy group, I was introduced to a remarkable clinician, whose immense talent and expertise shone brightly in every session. It was through their skilled guidance and unwavering dedication that I began to witness the true power of the helping profession.
As the sessions unfolded, I marveled at the transformation and growth I witnessed in myself and others. The therapeutic process had a profound impact, offering a safe and nurturing space to explore the depths of our experiences, fears, and dreams. Through introspection and dialogue, I realized the incredible value of gaining fresh perspectives, finding clarity in the midst of confusion, and receiving the unwavering support that propels personal growth.
It was during those formative years, as I absorbed the invaluable lessons and experiences within that therapy group, that I made a life-altering decision. I chose to dedicate myself to a career that would allow me to extend the same compassionate support, profound insights, and transformative experiences to those in need. The decision to pursue the helping profession was born out of an undeniable passion and an unwavering belief in the immense potential for positive change that lies within each individual.
In becoming a part of the helping profession, I yearn to honor the impactful journey that shaped my own life. With deep empathy and a commitment to fostering growth and healing, I aspire to guide others toward self-discovery, empowerment, and a renewed sense of purpose. It is my genuine love for the transformative power of therapy, as witnessed firsthand during my teenage years, that drives me to embrace this noble path and dedicate myself to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Naomi Franklin's approach
Over 15 years ago, I embarked on my career as a play therapist, a role that ignited my passion for helping others. As I delved deeper into my practice, I encountered a recurring challenge: the need to refer children to other providers for trauma treatment. This experience served as a catalyst, compelling me to seek further training and expand my skill set.
Motivated by the desire to provide comprehensive care to my clients, I embarked on a journey of continuous learning and growth. I immersed myself in various therapeutic modalities, starting with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which proved to be a powerful tool for trauma resolution. Building upon this foundation, I ventured into Internal Family Systems (IFS), which allowed for a deeper exploration of the complex inner worlds of individuals.
Recognizing the importance of addressing the somatic aspects of trauma, I eagerly pursued training in Somatic Interventions. This dimension added a profound layer to my therapeutic practice, enabling me to support clients in connecting with and releasing stored trauma in their bodies. For the past two years, I have devoted myself to studying and applying Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), a transformative approach that has brought about significant breakthroughs for both myself and my clients.
In my current practice, I seamlessly integrate these diverse methods and modalities to meet the unique needs of each individual. By drawing from EMDR, IFS, Somatic Interventions, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I am able to create a tailored and holistic therapeutic experience. This approach allows me to address not only the psychological and emotional aspects of trauma and attachment wounds, but also the embodied experiences that often accompany it.
I am immensely grateful for the successes I have witnessed in my practice. Through this eclectic and adaptable approach, I have had the privilege of assisting clients with various forms of trauma and attachment wounds, helping them navigate their healing journeys with newfound resilience and empowerment. Witnessing the transformative impact of therapy fuels my commitment to continually expand my knowledge and skills, ensuring that I can offer the most effective and compassionate support to those who entrust me with their care.
Ultimately, my approach to therapy is rooted in a deep respect for each individual's unique experiences and a firm belief in their capacity for healing. By combining evidence-based techniques with a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to create a therapeutic space that fosters growth, resilience, and liberation from the burdens of trauma.
What you can expect from sessions with Naomi Franklin
In our sessions, my primary aim is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where we can establish a genuine connection. This connection will serve as a foundation for your exploration of the barriers that may be impeding your progress or preventing you from realizing your full potential. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
I believe in the importance of psychoeducation, equipping you with knowledge and understanding about the psychological processes at play. This will empower you to make informed decisions and develop a deeper awareness of yourself and your experiences. Additionally, I will provide you with tools and techniques to support your journey towards self-regulation, helping you cultivate emotional balance and resilience.
Trauma can often be a significant factor influencing our lives and holding us back. I am dedicated to supporting you in addressing and processing any trauma you may be carrying. Through targeted interventions and therapeutic approaches, we will work together to clear the impact of trauma on your life, fostering healing and growth.
It is important to recognize that the healing process is unique to each individual, and the timeframe for progress can vary. While I cannot provide a definitive timeline or use a magic wand to expedite the healing journey, I can assure you of my commitment to your well-being. The duration of therapy will depend on factors such as the extent of the trauma and the level of defenses that have been developed as a result.
For individuals who have experienced significant childhood trauma, I believe it is prudent to allocate at least 1 to 2 years for the healing process. Healing deep-seated wounds requires time, patience, and compassionate exploration. However, it's important to note that the healing process can also vary depending on the nature of the trauma. If the trauma is an isolated incident, the duration of therapy may be shorter, but I would still recommend a minimum of three months to address even a single traumatic event thoroughly.
Throughout our therapeutic journey, I am dedicated to providing you with unwavering support, guidance, and empathy. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your experiences, working towards a place of greater understanding, self-compassion, and growth.
Naomi Franklin's experience working with the Jewish community
I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population throughout my career, and I feel confident and at ease working with adult females as well as children between the ages of 4 and 11. I am also happy to work with the motivated teen who wants to invest in her healing. My professional experience includes several years of service at CHAI Lifeline and the Monsey Health Center before establishing my private practice in Sullivan County and Monsey, New York.
I am flexible in my approach to therapy, offering both in-person and virtual sessions to accommodate the needs and preferences of my clients. While I primarily conduct therapy in English, it is important to note that my proficiency in Yiddish and Hebrew is not extensive. However, I am still able to work with Yiddish-speaking children when their parents are present to assist with any necessary translation.
My priority is to create a comfortable and supportive environment for all clients, regardless of age or background. I value open communication and strive to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and mutual respect. Whether we connect in person or through virtual platforms, my commitment to providing effective and compassionate therapy remains unwavering.
Naomi Franklin's Book Recommendation Zone
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Inner child work
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
- Trauma Focused Therapy
People I work withChildren (6-12) Adults Elders (65+) Individuals
Personal religious affiliationsYeshivish
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Where people can see me in personMonsey, Swan Lake
Monsey, New York
17 years in practice
Licensed to work in New York
- LCSW-R by NY State Office of the Professions 2013 to Present. License number R080687
- Bachelor of Arts by Stern College, Yeshiva University 1978
- MSW by Fordham University 2008
- Specialization in Children & Their Families by Fordham University 2008
- EMDR Training Levels I&II by EMDR Institute 2013
- Internal Family Systems-Level I by IFS Institute 2014
- IFS Level II by IFS Institute 2017
- Somatic Interventions I,II,&III by Ricky Bernstein, MSW, SEP 2016-2018
- SI- Advanced Attachment Workshop by Ricky Bernstein, MSW, SEP 2020
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy-I by SP Institute 2021
- SP-Level II by SP Institute 2023-2024
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy I&II by Gottman Institute 2011-2012