Naomi Kassin, LMSW
Naomi earned her undergraduate degree in education and mental health from New York University before taking a sharp turn into the clothing design and production world. It did not take long, however, before Naomi realized that she was looking less forward to her fashion job each day and more forward to her volunteer work with families and adolescents at Brooklyn-based shelters and hospitals. This insight led her back to NYU to obtain her graduate degree in clinical social work and a position working with adjudicated adolescents and their families.
Adolescence—defined by exponential changes and an emerging capacity for self-awareness and identity formation—represents a thrilling and critical period of development in Naomi’s experience. She is impassioned to help families not just survive but also thrive during this dynamic stage of life. Naomi understands the impact an erratic adolescent can have on their parents and family as well as the stress that comes along with that.
Fluent in both Spanish and Hebrew, Naomi works with individual adults, families, and young people in their native languages—entering their worlds to minimize stress, optimize functioning, and increase joy.
Naomi believes in the efficiency and efficacy of evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing, but not to the exclusion of the more humanistic and person-centered approaches.
She recognizes that negative patterns of behavior often serve a purpose and collaborates to get to the source of the issue so that change becomes not only possible, but also sustainable and transformative.
Naomi maintains a goal-oriented focus while walking an effortless line between reflective and straightforward communication, resulting in a therapeutic whole greater than the sum of its parts.
If you are interested in seeing Naomi, please contact us.
- Family-based treatment
- Childhood disorder and caregiver support
- Adolescent and Young Adult Development
- Attachment Disorder
- Body Image issues
- Trauma and Abuse
- Reducing Anxiety related to life transitions