My ultimate goal is to assist you in cultivating personal growth, resilience, and well-being.
Yael Katz's style🙌 Affirming 💙 Warm 👂 Listener 🥇 Empowering
Why Yael Katz chose to be in the helping profession
Throughout my upbringing, I had the privilege of spending time with grandparents and great-aunts and uncles who had experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and were forced to flee Europe. Witnessing their diverse ways of coping with the trauma left a profound impact on me. It became clear that each family member had a unique relationship with their past, which greatly influenced their present lives.
What intrigued me the most was the role that creativity played in their journey toward resilience and healing. I observed that several family members found solace in creative outlets, and this realization sparked a deep fascination within me. Consequently, I made the decision to study art therapy, as I believed it held the power to help others foster resilience and healing through their own creative expressions.
As I embarked on my professional journey, I quickly discovered that the path to healing and self-actualization is a deeply personal one, tailored to each individual's needs. It is a process that is as diverse as the people themselves. Guiding clients along this transformative path, witnessing their growth, and empowering them to embrace their truest selves has been an incredibly fulfilling experience for me.
In my role as a therapist, I have come to understand the immense value of fostering authenticity in others. By encouraging individuals to tap into their inner creativity, I have witnessed firsthand the profound impact it can have on their overall well-being and personal growth. It is this profound impact that continues to fuel my passion for the helping profession and motivates me to guide others toward becoming the most authentic versions of themselves.
Each day, I am inspired by the opportunity to support others on their paths to self-discovery, and I am honored to witness the incredible strength and growth that emerges through this process.
Yael Katz's approach
In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and understanding therapeutic approach. I firmly believe that the key to successful therapy lies in establishing a safe and accepting space where clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions. By fostering an environment devoid of judgment, I strive to empower individuals to discover their own strengths and forge genuine paths toward personal growth.
To cater to the unique requirements of each client, I employ a diverse range of therapeutic techniques. By adapting my approach to suit their specific needs, I aim to provide the most effective support possible. By actively listening and empathizing with clients, I seek to understand their experiences and challenges on a deep level.
Through my warm and empathetic demeanor, I aim to instill a sense of trust and rapport with those I work with. It is essential for clients to feel heard and validated in their struggles, as this serves as a foundation for their personal development. I am committed to offering guidance and encouragement throughout the therapeutic journey while respecting each individual's autonomy and self-discovery.
By fostering a nonjudgmental and supportive environment, I aspire to facilitate a transformative process that allows clients to tap into their true potential. I firmly believe that every person has the ability to create meaningful and fulfilling lives, and my role as a therapist is to assist them in unlocking their own inner resources. Through collaborative and client-centered sessions, I strive to empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves and navigate their life challenges with confidence.
What you can expect from sessions with Yael Katz
During our initial session, I will dedicate time to understanding the specific challenges that have led you to seek therapy. By exploring the patterns and processes that have contributed to these difficulties, we can gain valuable insights into your unique situation. This information will guide our therapeutic journey moving forward.
I believe in the importance of tailoring each session to meet your individual needs. Drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches, I primarily utilize person-centered therapy, strength-based approaches, mindfulness techniques, and cognitive therapy. These methods have proven to be effective in addressing various psychological concerns.
Additionally, I hold a degree in Expressive Therapies, which allows me to incorporate art therapy approaches into our sessions if desired. Art therapy can be a powerful tool for self-expression and exploration, offering alternative pathways to healing and self-discovery.
Throughout our sessions, you can expect a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. I will actively listen to your concerns and provide guidance and feedback as we work towards your goals. I am committed to fostering a nonjudgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
Together, we will identify your strengths and resources, empowering you to overcome challenges and develop effective coping strategies. My ultimate goal is to assist you in cultivating personal growth, resilience, and well-being, enabling you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Yael Katz's experience working with the Jewish community
Having been a part of the Jewish community throughout my entire life, I have gained a deep understanding of its values, traditions, and challenges. While I personally practice Reform Judaism, I have had the privilege of interacting with family members and friends who belong to various other denominations within the Jewish faith.
Over the course of my 15-year career in the mental health field, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations. Among them, I have had the honor of supporting individuals from the Jewish community. Many of my current and former clients have expressed their appreciation for working with a therapist who shares their cultural and religious backgrounds.
My firsthand experience within the Jewish community allows me to understand and empathize with the unique experiences, beliefs and struggles that individuals may encounter. This shared understanding can facilitate a deeper connection and enhance the therapeutic relationship.
I am dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and inclusive care to all my clients, including those from the Jewish community. By integrating my knowledge and familiarity with Jewish customs and beliefs into the therapeutic process, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their concerns and personal growth within the context of their faith.
It is my goal to honor the diversity and richness of Jewish traditions while addressing the mental health needs of individuals within the community. I approach each client with respect, compassion, and an open mind, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet their unique needs and aspirations.
People I work withAdults Individuals
Personal religious affiliationsReform
16 years in practice
Licensed to work in Massachusetts
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor. License number 7236
- Expressive Therapies by Lesley University