Our Therapists

Michelle Bloom, L.C.S.W.

Michelle Bloom, L.C.S.W.

I believe in a holistic and mindful approach when working with my clients. I strive to understand and incorporate both the unique relationship between our mind and body, as well as our relationships with others, and the world around us. 

Our offerings center around the ability to hold space and time for those who find themsevles in a place of transition.  When my clients are called to a threshhold of an initiation of self, we look at it together, and hold a body of work. Our hope is to integrate this body of work into a place where we can live deeply into ourselves, deeply into our relationships with others, and deeply into the world around us. 

I am influenced by the ideas and theories surrounding early attachment patterns, Jungian developmental psychology, and the teachings and rituals of indigenous cultures that have honored and marked transition intiations for centuries. I passionately bring these ideas and philosophies into my work with individuals, couples, and families.

I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work and went on to complete postgraduate training at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. My  experience includes training in Attachment-based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Maternal and Family Work, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing for Co-occurring Disorders. I opened BloomTherapy in 2013 with the hopes of empowering individuals to create their own communities and circles of support that can hold them throughout a lifetime.

 

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Ruth Karasik, L.C.S.W.

Ruth Karasik, L.C.S.W.

I am a New York State Licensed Social Worker whose passion and focus is working with adults, adolescents, and families experiencing distress in their relationships and/or symptoms of depression and anxiety. I approach my work with clients from a place of genuine curiosity and understanding. I aim to provide a safe space where, together with my clients, we can discuss the challenges getting in the way of achieving their goals and create a sustainable support system for lasting change in their life. I emphasize transparency during the therapeutic process.

I am a graduate of New York University’s School of Social Work and hold various trainings including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and Grief counseling for individuals and families who have experienced loss.  My background in Nutrition, Yoga, and Healthcare studies informs the ways in which I work to help my clients achieve a better balance between negotiating daily stress and building care and compassion for themselves.  I also hold employment at Mount Sinai Hospital working with individuals and families.

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