Meira  Greenfeld
Vetted

Meira Greenfeld

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Arizona Accepting Online
Central Phoenix Waitlist In-person
Updated December 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Emotion regulation
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Meira is a licensed trauma psychotherapist in private practice specializing in relationship distress that emanates from C-PTSD, relational-based trauma, addiction, autism, mood disorders, adhd and racial/intergenerational trauma. Her current aspiration involves expanding her practice to cultivate leadership among providers and community members to support change that increases access to mental health services while also improving the conditions and terms under which providers work.

She has received multiple awards and recognition for leadership and public service that includes work within the LGBTQ community acknowledged in Duke Law J. 1988 Feb; (1): 29-70 by Dr. Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., for research assistance on a study that advocated for greater access to health care for those diagnosed with AIDS early in the epidemic.

Meira works with individuals and also families to reframe old narratives that hold outdated and harmful beliefs as part of self-acceptance and empowerment. She believes that we do not experience full liberation until we can treat ourselves with compassion and honor our healing journey. Meira is available for telehealth and (limited) in person sessions. She runs weekly trauma groups that focus on relational trauma, attachment wounds and codependency. Starting late October, there will be a group focused on support for those identifying as autistic or having ADHD or both. She provides supportive therapy for adults with a late autism diagnosis on their journey of self-discovery as well as autistic teens. She is also inclusive of those experiencing the cycling of moods in other forms of neurodivergence such as bipolar disorder and offers a non-pathologizing therapy that addresses interpersonal problems, loss, changes in social roles and other difficulties to reduce problems in the present and decrease likelihood of remission.


Message to clients

Much of my work is attachment-based operating from a relational, somatic and affirming perspective that is trauma informed.

Many of my clients come from homes that exhibited emotional dysfunction or inconsistency in attachment. This is often reflected in current symptoms of perfectionism, excessive people pleasing, worry, emotional numbing, low motivation, self-doubt or procrastination. Most clients benefit from obtaining emotional balance that helps them to participate in mutually satisfying and meaningful relationships. Indeed, emotional balance helps us be less reactive, develop a coherent sense of self, and meet our needs.

I also work with late-identified and late-diagnosed Autistic and AuDHD adults as they cope with the emotional and other impacts of a late diagnosis. Sometimes a diagnosis can challenge long held beliefs and disrupt one’s sense of Self and interactions with others. My goal as a neurodivergent affirming therapist is to help you honor your neurotype notwithstanding any diagnosis or outsider perspective including that of other ND folk. This is inclusive of mood disorders such as bipolar, also considered a form of neurodivergence, which often co-occur with other conditions. I also support parents of autistic adolescents.

Our work together may include: exploring and accommodating your sensory needs, self-expression, tailoring an individualize self-care plan, strengthening your self-advocacy skills, boundary work and energy management. We might also consider how power dynamics affect your feeling capable and confident in the world to express your identity to the fullest.


Specialties

Attachment issues - Provide attachment based therapy focused on development of skills that increase emotional bonds in intimate relationships; develop insight into attachment patterns; and foster healthy mutually satisfying relationships.

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (53min)
  • Initial session: $195 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 am -3:00 pm & 6:00pm- 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am -4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am -4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am -3:00 pm & 6:00pm- 9:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat n/a
  • Sun n/a

Central Phoenix practice
7220 N. 16th Street; , Suite G, PHOENIX, Arizona 85020
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri Not currently available
  • Sat N/a
  • Sun N/A

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years



Licensure

Arizona: LCSW-19725


Languages

English