Elle Bernfeld (she/her)

LCSW

I work with creative professionals, artists, and entertainers. I utilize my prior experience in the arts to connect with my clients.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you a creative professional with stressors due to your work? Are you an entertainer with self-esteem and rejection issues? Are you an artist feeling a creative block? Are you looking to leave or get into the arts? Imagine, feeling not only confident in yourself, but clear in your artistic vision. Imagine feeling ready to handle the stress of your work. Imagine not being stuck creatively or professionally. Imagine feeling like you can reach your true potential.

My Background and Approach

While I do specialize in creative professionals, artists and entertainers, that does not mean the scope of focus is always that narrow. In order to fully address the client, I have to be well versed in numerous mental health issues that could arise. Additional specialities I have are: substance use, eating disorders, young adults, victims of domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ+. In order to provide the best care, I use a combination of modalities: CBT, DBT, insight oriented therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. In the end, I believe in the great work of Carl Rogers who was the founder of humanistic or client centered psychology. That is to say that ultimately the true magic of therapy comes from the relationship between clinician and client.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Work on yourself to work on your craft. It is a simple idea with a powerful pay off. While the cliche is that being miserable is part of being an artist, I disagree! Attending therapy can be your secret weapon to accessing your best work in your craft. While there is no question that training is important to your work, there is also no denying that the work of an artist is emotional! In therapy, we are able to develop your ability to be vulnerable, we are able to build your self esteem, and we are able to help you gain direction again.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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