Bronwyn  Shiffer
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Bronwyn Shiffer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Wisconsin, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated November 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Women's issues
  • Highly Sensitive Person

Professional statement

Living, listening, feeling and loving deeply - it is a gift, and can also feel like a huge weight. Especially if the focus is living for others.

A snapshot of a typical client: Emptiness, resentment, voices of self-doubt - they are all drowning out any sense of wonder, insight and vibrancy. It's so hard to make space for joy when invalidation is the greeting around every corner, when other people's joy feels like a sock in the stomach. There is a fierce longing for solitude and deep connection; yet silence just feels cold and company feels intrusive.

Therapy might feel like untangling a ball of yarn: it's all knotted up and in order to unravel it, all the individual pieces of string need to be carefully examined and pulled out. Bronwyn loves making connections and giving careful consideration to all the feelings that come up in therapy (there are a lot of them!). She was trained psychodynamically and uses attachment and relational theory in particular (which is a fancy way of saying she knows that experiences and relationships have a strong influence on us), keeping in mind the ways that systems of power and privilege play a role in well-being.


Message to clients

You don't need a worksheet. You need to be heard. My job is to listen with you (yes, "with", and not "to" - we are both listening, with great care). Sometimes you cannot hear what you are saying. Sometimes I don't understand right away. Together we sort through what works and what doesn't, what you want to keep and what you want to leave behind. We listen to the ways the things that the resentment, heaviness, and invalidation are saying. And we keep an eye out for when delight sneaks in.

You might wish for a formula, for certainty, for the key to eternal happiness. We all do. And we keep returning to the listening, the watching, the gentle attentiveness. I will ask you to hold comfort close, to practice curiosity in the face of fear.

The joy is there, although hidden. Connection, meaning, beauty - these are always there. It is our job to uncover them and protect them, fiercely.

Are you ready to be heard? Send me and email or schedule a phone consult to get started.

No times matching for a consult call? Email me for additional consult call availability. I look forward to talking with you.


Specialties

Depression - The defeat, isolation, fogginess - these are all telling you something. We are here to listen deeply, attentively, with gentle curiosity.

Women's issues - Systemic privilege is real. And so is your power. It takes work to heal from the myriad of ways that sexism harms us, so that we can lean into our fierce potential.

Highly Sensitive Person - You're empathic, reflective, and intuitive. (And, spoiler alert: terribly depleted.) Our work together builds on these strengths while staying focused on rejuvenation.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Bronwyn Shiffer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am - 3pm
  • Wed 9am - 3pm
  • Thu 9am - 3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 10am-4pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, 2020 - Present
Agrace Hospice, 2017 - 2020
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, 2013 - 2016

Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2013


Licensure

Wisconsin: 8646-123

Massachusetts: 124201


Languages

English