The day-to-day parenting of a child with special needs comes with both joy and challenges. Sometimes it feels like only those who have been through or who are going through it can really understand. It is also sometimes too painful to share the complex emotions of frustration or guilt with friends whose children seem to be more typically behaving/developing. This is where a support group comes in. By getting together with parents who are or who have faced similar issues, we get to listen, support, make connections, and empower ourselves for another week of creative engagement with our little or big ones :)
Hili can provide an out-of-network invoice for insurance reimbursement, and there is a sliding scale option available for a limited number of families.
Hili Tsarfati is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who sees teens, adults, and couples. She specializes in both complex and acute trauma, parenting, anxiety, career counseling, and loss and grief. She works especially well with creative individuals and persons working in high demanding corporate jobs. She also runs a support group for parents of neurodiverse kids in Brooklyn.
Hili takes a relational approach that includes both insight and behavioral-oriented therapies. When working with clients with a history of trauma, she also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Before beginning to work on processing traumatic experince(s) though, she first spends time helping them build coping skills and grounding techniques. She also helps her clients better understand how past experiences have affected who they are today and why certain things trigger their symptoms. Hili always works through an aware anti-oppressive lens, adjusting the approach and pace to each individual, and their unique make-up.
Hili is a culturally sensitive, accepting, empathetic, active therapist, who believes in the collaboration and the power of a genuine partnership. She completed a two-year trauma program at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. Outside of her private practice, she is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at the Blanton Peale Institute and Counseling Center.