Rebecca Ziff, MA, LCSW graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a major in Psychology and English. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and Masters in Social Work at New York University. Rebecca has completed advanced training in working with Children and Adolescents from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and has completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Rebecca has worked in school-based, outpatient mental health, hospital, research, and private practice settings with children and families for nearly 10 years. Her approach is one that is flexible and integrative, utilizing the training she has received in forms of CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, child parent psychotherapy, and expressive arts therapy to help you identify and achieve your goals and a treatment style that is right for you and your child.
Having spent over 5 years working in outpatient mental health in NYC public schools, I have a keen sense of the inner-workings of children's day to day lives, and the plethora of challenges and anxieties that exist for children and teens today. I aim to work with parents and families to understand how to better equip their children with the skills necessary to overcome whatever challenges they may be facing, and aid families in advocating for and supporting their children.
Every child and family is unique, bringing to treatment different strengths and obstacles; therefore, my approach is highly individualized based upon the needs of my clients while utilizing treatment approaches shown to be the most effective based on empirical research.
Throughout my career I have worked with a broad spectrum of children and families from varying backgrounds presenting with a diverse range of needs and struggles. Some of the issues which I have expertise include: