Salome Dubenetzky, MA, PsyD

What should your client know about you?

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

Often when people are coping with difficult issues in their lives, they do so in silence and isolation. As a psychologist, I want my clients to know they are not alone, and that there is hope. It is important for clients to feel safe to express their feelings openly. It is vital that insight be gained into one’s behavior and how your thoughts and actions can impact the way you feel.

What is your approach to therapy?

As a psychologist, I specialize in treating women coping with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, imposter syndrome, and maternal mental health. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together. I want my clients to feel empowered, and gain tools that they can utilize to cope with difficult emotions. Where they will feel that they are in control and dictate their own actions, and not allow emotions such as fear or sadness steal their hope and happiness away. I promise that your feelings will be recognized and validated. You will never be judged, and you will be supported throughout your journey. Often feelings of helplessness lead to hopelessness. I want you to know that these feelings can change, and be replaced by feelings of strength and excitement for the future.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

As a licensed psychologist I believe the most important aspect for therapy to be successful is the trust that is created in therapy between therapist and client. It can be scary meeting a therapist for the first time, a complete stranger, and telling this person things that you may not have told another soul. This is where the establishment of trust comes to be important. You want to feel safe and be able to express yourself freely, knowing there is no judgment, just compassion and care. My biggest strength as a psychologist is providing that environment so you no longer have to internalize your emotions, but can say them out loud, and feel that it will be ok.

What was your path on becoming a psychologist?

My path to becoming a psychologist was very interesting. I began my studies initially as a pre med student, but soon realized that my favorite part of medicine was being able to speak to clients one on one. That realization that client care is what I was most passionate about led me to change the trajectory of my studies and obtain my doctorate in clinical psychology. This was one of the best decisions of my life, and was that I am grateful for each day.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum Issues
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Stress
  • Women Issues

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution Focused
  • Problem Solving

 

Clinical Orientation

  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Cognitive Behavioral

Psychologist License Number
32732