Meet Our Therapists
Remi Abolafia, LMSW
In today’s world, life can feel incredibly challenging and overwhelming. For one reason or another, we may feel depressed, anxious, lost or uncertain. Understanding these intense emotions, both their genesis and how they manifest themselves in our lives, can be daunting to navigate, especially on your own. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. I believe in a strong collaborative therapeutic process built on trust, acceptance and empathy.
I tailor my approach to your specific needs while uncovering the root sources of your troubles to gain a better understanding of your patterns of thoughts and behaviors to make long-lasting changes in your life. My approach is direct, compassionate and reflective, incorporating principles from CBT, ACT, person-centered and psychodynamic modalities. Together, we can find a safe space for self-discovery, enlightenment and, most important, healing.
Training and Education
I am a licensed Master of Social Work in New York. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University.
Over the years, I have worked in various mental health care settings in order to gain an array of experience and expand my skill set to serve a variety of clientele. After graduating from Fordham University, I worked in the Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (C-CPEP) at New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue which is the only psychiatric emergency care environment in New York State and one of only three in the world dedicated solely to the care of children and adolescents. I currently serve on staff as a Clinical Social Worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I work with both patients and their caregivers and families. I conduct individual counseling and facilitate support groups for patients in active cancer treatment, as well as those enrolled in our Bereavement Program.