Chelle Epstein

MSW, LCSW

Hi, I'm Chelle. I know that you are looking for someone to just really see and hear you. I'm so glad that you found me.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Miami, FL

Contributor to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you LGBT+? Do you question yourself and your relationships? It's okay. The truth is everybody has questions. The really smart people look for answers. I can help peel back the onion, so tears can be cleansing, not just a byproduct of fear, frustration, or hopelessness. Anxiety, depression, dissociative, overwhelmed... this is not WHO you are, but HOW you cope. There are ways to cope that empower rather than diminish how you see yourself. I know you can do it. Wouldn't you like to know too?

My Background and Approach

I taught children with emotional and behavioral problems in a special center school for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 25 years. While teaching, I went back to school and obtained my MSW degree from Florida International University in 2001. For 11 years, I worked for a nonprofit agency where I treated children, adolescents and their families. In 2005, I obtained my license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have training in treating dissociative disorders, as well as EMDR and Hypnosis. The best part of therapy is being safe to talk and express how you feel, but that can be the hardest part too. That's why we might draw, sculpt, sing, move, write, play games, or share stories, movies, and song lyrics. Developing coping skills, correcting cognitive, errors, improving communication skills, increasing self esteem, confidence, and self-respect, and decreasing shame are parts of the work. Therapeutic attachments and relationships are the key.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am what might be called a "Wounded Healer". I have my own history of trauma and struggle, so I am very attuned to the pain experienced by my clients. I am a a white Jewish lesbian in Miami, FL who is fairly active politically and who actively promotes suicide prevention, and is extremely vocal when confronted with bigotry.

I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session

Info

305-968-6862 Email Chelle
9065 SW 87 Ave
Suite 101
Miami, FL 33176

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