She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Therapy is about getting your needs met. (Yes, you have needs. Everyone does. And you deserve to get yours met. Just as much as anyone else.)
Together we are making space for the soft, green tendrils of new thoughts, shining light on the parts of you that are dusty and damp, or maybe that you never knew were there. This work builds tenderness and ferocity, flexibility and strength.
Our life experiences and relationships - interpersonal, cultural, structural - have a strong influence on us. It’s important to keep in mind the ways that systems of power and privilege have influenced our relationships and lives both in and outside of therapy. Also important is intersectionality and the fact that each of our identities (like gender, socioeconomic status, race, religious affiliation) is complex.
How comfortable you feel with your therapist is over half of the predictor for success in therapy! The methods that I use pay a lot of attention to the therapy relationship. And, the way you feel with your therapist can be a window into other relationships in your life. I especially love attachment theory and the possibilities that therapy opens in rewiring our brains to new kinds of attachments, to ourselves and others.
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.
Anxiety - Your over-active inner critic, incredible ability to make thorough (a.k.a. excruciating) decisions, and knee-jerk guilt have you asking, "Did I do it right? Have I done enough?" far too often to be helpful. Step by step, we slow it down to bring your sense of control back.
Bronwyn Shiffer is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 11 years
Private Practice, 2020 - Present
Agrace Hospice, 2017 - 2020
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, 2013 - 2016
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2013