Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.
Simi Lichtman's style🙌 Affirming 💙 Warm 😃 Humorous 🤝 Collaborative
Why Simi Lichtman chose to be in the helping profession
I entered the helping profession because I have personally experienced the transformative power of compassionate care. As someone who has struggled alone in the past, I know how important it is to have a supportive therapist who can help guide you toward a better future. I am committed to providing that same level of care to my clients and helping them navigate their own journeys toward healing and growth. For me, there is no greater fulfillment than being able to make a positive difference in someone else's life.
Simi Lichtman's approach
As a therapist, my priority is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. I believe that trust and comfort are crucial for a successful therapeutic relationship, and I strive to establish these from the very beginning. Once we've built this foundation, I will work with you to identify and process any obstacles that are preventing you from living the life you truly want. I understand that it's common to suppress or ignore emotions in order to cope with life's challenges, but I also know that this approach can be detrimental in the long run. My aim is to guide you toward experiencing your emotions in a healthy and manageable way and to teach you new strategies for achieving emotional and mental well-being.
What you can expect from sessions with Simi Lichtman
As an Emotionally-Focused Therapist, I prioritize your emotional well-being and will help you understand, communicate, and manage your emotions effectively. Our sessions will be a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your feelings without fear of judgment. During our conversations, I may ask questions that interrupt you, not because you're saying something wrong, but because I want to explore and understand your experiences more deeply. I will challenge you to explore uncomfortable or painful emotions, but always at a pace that is comfortable for you. And I will be there with you every step of the way, offering support and guidance as you navigate your emotional journey toward healing and growth. With my approach, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions, and develop new skills to manage them in a healthy and sustainable way.
Simi Lichtman's experience working with the Jewish community
Having had the privilege of working with various individuals and couples from the Jewish community, I have gained valuable experience across a diverse range of Jewish identities, including traditional or secular Judaism, chareidi and yeshivish communities, as well as Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox clients. My knowledge of the Jewish community has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and experiences of my clients, enabling me to better serve them with culturally sensitive care. However, it's important to note that my therapeutic practice is not influenced or determined by Jewish laws and norms, as my primary goal is to provide personalized care that is tailored to the specific needs and goals of my clients.
People I work withAdults Elders (65+) Individuals Couples Families Groups
Personal religious affiliationsModern Orthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Licensed to work inNew Jersey
Where people can see me in personEdison
34 North 3rd Avenue Suite 111A, Highland Park, New Jersey
9 years in practice
- LCSW. License number 44SC05836100
- MSW by Rutgers University School of Social Work 2016
- Violence Against Women and Children by Rutgers University School of Social Work 2016
- EFT Externship by ICEEFT 2020
- EFT Core Skills by ICEEFT 2020