Dr. Simakhodskaya is a leading trainer, supervisor, and therapist in the New York Emotionally Focused Therapy community.
I believe in the power of resilience and relationships. Over the years, I have developed expertise in providing assessment and psychotherapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, difficulties with anger, sexual problems, trauma and abuse, interpersonal difficulties, and career changes. I have worked with individuals affected by the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, survivors of torture abroad, and many distressed couples.
Expertise in EFT
After completing the doctoral program, I provided assessment and crisis intervention to patients in an inner-city psychiatric emergency program. There is nothing that can surprise or shock me. Having immigrated as a young adult from the former Soviet Union, I have a unique point of view that allows me to be especially attuned to the young bilingual, Russian-speaking men and women straddling the two worlds. I teach and present nationally and internationally and am particularly interested in sexuality in intimate relationships.
Meital is an expert in repairing relationships
Warm & Accepting Environment
Whether you are struggling in your relationship or dealing with depression and anxiety, I am glad you decided to seek help. I believe that having someone who truly understands your difficulties can fundamentally improve your life. My goal is to help you find yourself and reach your potential by providing a warm and accepting environment and challenging you.
Years of Experience
I have had many years of experience working with individuals from all walks of life dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. I worked with adults, adolescents, and children in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, a substance abuse recovery clinic, and a college counseling center.
Cross-cultural and Immigrant Experience
Having moved from Israel as a young adult, I am familiar with the challenges of those who navigate many cultures and languages. I care deeply about helping you build a sense of belonging and find your unique voice, and I pay attention to the role of your culture and intersecting identities in your life. I have presented my research and clinical work at national conferences, specifically interested in what makes therapy helpful and how to best train future therapists.
Julia is an expert in repairing relationships.
Sense of connectedness begins with feeling heard and understood. I strive to help people find their voice to feel more connected to themselves and their close ones. I have training and expertise in working with symptoms of depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, trauma and abuse, and difficulty controlling anger and moodiness. I have provided assessment and treatment to adults, adolescents, children, and families in the inpatient units and outpatient clinics of inner-city hospitals. I have faced many challenging clinical situations and circumstances. I have worked with many distressed individuals, couples, and families from various roads of life, with a true openness and respect for all human experiences.
Experiences Across Cultures
Having come from the former Soviet Union in adolescence and trying to negotiate two worlds and two cultures, I have a particular sensitivity for people who feel that they stand "between spaces" in any sense. When people come to me for help, we work together so they can look for their pathway to a more vibrant, fulfilling life in an atmosphere that is safe and supportive.