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Naomi Lewis Afriat

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Naomi Lewis Afriat is a clinical social worker who has spent years working with teens, young adults, seniors, and families. She obtained her master's in social work in 2009 and has a certificate in crisis counseling. She is SIFI-certified, trained in EMDR, and passionate about supporting addicts and their families. Naomi is married and enjoys pursuing her artistic interests.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Parenting
Addiction and Substance Misuse
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
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$140-200
Sliding Scale
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UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
UMR
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Harvard Pilgrim
Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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New Jersey
New York
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“Being a therapist has been my calling since I was young and I haven't looked back; I love connecting with my clients and acknowledging their struggles and motivation to improve and change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Being a therapist has been my calling since I was young and I haven't looked back; I love connecting with my clients and acknowledging their struggles and motivation to improve and change. Working in schools with younger children and their parents, on crisis hotlines for parents, in nursing homes, in community mental health agencies, and in my own private practice has given me a wide range of experience. This allows me to understand and connect with people of many ages and socioeconomic, cultural, and familial backgrounds. I am excited about using my previous training, including SPACE training (which is focused on helping parents of anxious children), EMDR for trauma processing, and CSAT certification for sex addicts and their families.
What should someone know about working with you?
I like to think my approach is pretty straightforward. After a free 15-minute phone consultation, I send out intake paperwork. Once that has been completed, we can go ahead and schedule our first session. Sessions typically take place once a week, unless otherwise indicated.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I specialize in areas that I feel my clients would benefit from most and have been attending specialized training in various areas since becoming a therapist 12+ years ago. As a voracious reader, I'm also always excited to read new books, publications, and research on treatment-related topics as soon as they become available. This helps me stay current on the most up-to-date treatment options and practices.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I attribute my success as a therapist to a number of things, including my innate ability to connect with and help my clients feel heard and understood; clients and friends frequently mention that they find me easy to talk to. My own experiences have also shaped my ability to accept and understand the challenges that people face in their lives. I strongly believe that human emotions are universal even though individual experiences may differ from person to person.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited by the research that is being done on evidence-based practices, especially in the field of addictions. Some areas of addictions have many years of research and practice while others (such as sex addiction) are newer. Progress is being made constantly and our ability to help sex addicts and their families is growing as a result. As a CSAT-candidate, I'm especially passionate about this underserved group and I love the work I do in this area.
“I attribute my success as a therapist to a number of things, including my innate ability to connect with and help my clients feel heard and understood; clients and friends frequently mention that they find me easy to talk to.”
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