Yael Walfish, LCSW is an experienced social worker with a strong background in providing targeted and effective therapy and case management to children, adolescents and families. She counsels patients dealing with a variety of challenges including mental illness, domestic discord, trauma, abuse and substance abuse. Yael received her MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and has developed a strong understanding for the need of positive dynamics within the home and classroom. Yael has conducted thousands of assessments for youth in crisis and has developed a keen sense of identifying family strengths as foundations for therapeutic work. This background led her to inculcate the Nurtured Heart Approach in assisting families successfully utilize their strong points as a basis for growth and progress. Yael was trained by Howard Glasser, the founder of the Nurtured Heart Approach and is a certified Advanced NHA Trainer by the Children’s Success Foundation. Her expertise in the Nurtured Heart Approach allows her to use its techniques to create a positive and encouraging relationship between caregiver and child. Using the NHA, positive behaviors are reinforced and negative dynamics are removed allowing healthy interpersonal relationships and increased self-esteem. Yael has seen significant success by providing her clients the tools to overcome a variety of familial, social and behavioral issues.
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