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shira frank

799 E 8th St
Fax: 718-859-3762

Email: moc.liamg@wsclknarfarihs
Read my blog here: Shira Frank on Parenting and Marriage


Shira Frank LCSW is a seasoned play and family therapist, working for over 35 years. synthesizing Torah philosophy with psychological therapeutic techniques.  She is a trained EMDR practitioner, and has a private practice, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She is the author of "50 Pathways to Wisdom", a highly acclaimed parenting book, with approbations from Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, Dr. David Pelcovitz, and Rabbi Avraham Twerski.  She writes a weekly international parenting column in the Hamodia, for a number of years, which reflects her therapeutic direction, and philosophy. Her numerous columns are also featured on "Frum Marriage", a contemporary website, featuring various therapists.

  • Therapist
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken: Hebrew
  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • Average Cost (per session): $175
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Most out of network benefits, NYC Department of Education (RSAs)
  • Professional Affiliations:
  • Degrees:
    Degree: MSW
    Graduate School: Wurzweiler School of Social Work
    Graduated In: 1980
    Degree: Family therapy training certificate
    Graduate School: Hunter School of Social Work
    Graduated In: 1990-1992
  • Licenses:
    License: LCSW
    Licensing Agency: NY Dept of Education
    License Number: R0299889
  • Modalities: Individuals, Couples, Families
  • Ages: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric
  • Orientation: Shira Frank's therapeutic orientation works with Cognitive Behavioral therapy - focusing on the present, and re- aligning family relationships, by working with problem-solving techniques, with various family members. Shira interweaves spiritual concepts with therapeutic techniques (such as cognitive re-frames and therapeutic hypothesis), to help entangle problematic individual and family communication patterns. She puts special focus on successfully working with school systems, working to help students stay in school, dealing with their behavioral issues. In terms of play therapy, Shira works with children with anxiety issues, through various forms of play therapy, focusing on the need to create self-esteem and spontaneity in the world of the child.
  • Accept clients via telehealth: No
  • ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Children, Conduct Disorders, EMDR, Healing, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Marital Therapy, Parenting Adolescents, Personal Growth And Self Discovery, Play Therapy Filial Therapy, Pre-marital Counseling, Relationship Issues, Social Anxiety, Spiritual/Religious Issues, Stepfamilies, Women's Issues
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