Judy R Strauss PhD, LCSW
To be Completely Honest with Yourself is the Very Best Effort a Human Being Can Make.
Welcome to my Website and my Practice.
My name is Judy Strauss LCSW, PhD. I work with adults of all ages coming to terms with life transitions, struggling with relationships, balancing work and life, grieving a loss or just not happy with where they are now. Emotional suffering and loss often makes people retreat inward just when human contact is most crucial. I provide a safe space for individuals and couples to feel seen, heard and understood.
You don’t have to go at it alone. I can help.
Who Seeks Therapy?
Most people arrive in my office due to a major loss, change, trauma or setback. Underneath these circumstances is usually an otherwise healthy person who has lost their way or is overcome by obstacles. Starting from a person’s strengths, however small, I help people develop steps to address problems they have in living life.
Together with life circumstances people also arrive in my office with deeply felt emotions. Feelings of the heart, like the organ itself are central to who we are. Feelings impact and color everything and lead to how we think and behave. Yet, deep emotion is often not consciously available ( especially in hard times ) while impacting the way we act in powerful ways.
What you can expect:
Many people report feeling immmediate relief just taking the first step. Taking time to sit still and think out loud with a trained professional can positively impact living. Regular sessions take on special meaning as fundamental thoughts and wishes are brought to life weekly and processed together. In being heard by someone who deeply cares while hearing one self on a regular basis new ways of “being” can be realized and real change can happen. I am an astute listener but at the same time I am an engaged therapist. I participate in a measured way and all according to a person’s needs, pace and process. I strive to provide respect, security and compassion while being real and authentic with people.