Faige Flakser, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Faige  Flakser
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Faige Flakser

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon Accepting Online
Updated September 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Attachment issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Faige Flakser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in NY, NJ, NV and OR. Faige’s clients are individual adults, many of whom struggle in their daily lives with the fallout of traumatic experiences. Faige helps clients develop a present sense of safety and process through the difficult memories from their trauma so they can move forward in their lives and decrease their negative symptoms.

Faige is focused on making real progress; work with her is gentle yet deep. Gentle; through her nonjudgmental and complete acceptance of the authentic human experience. Deep; where she gets straight to the core of what brings clients to therapy in the first place. Faige's practice is trauma-focused, rooted in a deep understanding of the effects of trauma, through which she specializes in addressing and fighting the internalized shame of her clients.

To support her clients, Faige creates a warm, compassionate, and patient atmosphere where clients feel safe talking about their feelings. She teaches them how to identify instances of fight, flight, or freezing and how these reactions impact their daily lives, even if the trauma was in the past. She also brings in examples of attachment styles to help clients understand conflicts with friends, partners or family members. She focuses both on the client’s mind and body, so clients learn how to be mindful about their physical and emotional feelings.

Faige also teaches other therapists how to treat trauma. She serves in a faculty position and is a committee member in both ICP and ISSTD. Faige gives presentations and webinars about the complexities of trauma treatment, assists in trainings and offers clinical supervision for therapists. Faige combines her knowledge, experience, passion and skills to help her students, trainees, supervisees, and most of all, her clients.


Message to clients

I deeply believe in the human capacity to heal from trauma. I understand how complex trauma can be, and can hold space for multiple feelings to exist at once, especially if you were hurt by someone you also loved, or are feeling confused about what you "should" feel after a loss. Learning new ways of coping is not about willpower; it’s about finding safety and healing within, so your true essence can unfold and bring healthier ways of relating to self and to others. I prioritize creating a sense of agency and empowerment, so in the process of healing you can already begin to reverse the devastating effects of things happening to you. It starts with a stance of "What happened to you" instead of "What's wrong with you", although you don’t have to share all of the details for healing to occur. I invite you to have a brief phone consultation, free of charge, where you can get a feel if this can work for you, because it needs to feel right and you deserve that.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Faige Flakser is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Faige Flakser, LCSW, PLLC, Private Practice, 2021 - Present
Cobb Psychotherapy, psychotherapist, 2019 - 2021
Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center, psychotherapist, 2018 - 2019
Ohel Children's Home and Family Services, social worker, 2015 - 2018

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation; Level 3, Instructor Levels 1 and 2, 2022
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level 1, 2022
Somatic Experiencing, Beginning, 2022
American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Level 1, 2022
Therapy Wisdom, Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment, 2022
The Collin Ross Institute, Trauma Model Therapy Certification, 2022
EMDR Solutions, Ego State Therapy, 2022
The William Alanson White Institute, Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, 2022
EMDR , EMDRIA certified, 2021
IFS Institute, IFS Certified, Program Assistant for Levels 1 and 2, 2021
DARE - Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience, Approved Provider, 2021
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Trauma Studies Program, Committee Member and Faculty, 2020
Polyvagal Institute, Rhythm of Regulation, 2020
Evergreen Certificates, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2019
Simmons University, Master's in Social Work, 2017
Touro College Graduate School, Special Education, 2004
Thomas Edison State College, Bachelors in Psychology, 2001


Licensure

New York: 090975

New Jersey: 44SC06039600

Nevada: 10008-C

Oregon: L13334


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was very kind to me and made me feel seen, even though she wasn't able to take me on as a client because I am based abroad."
- Zencare client • April 2022