Therapist Profile

Name:
Ifeyinwa A. Nzerem, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location:
538 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(415) 225-4128
License Number
LCSW25252
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide culturally diverse psychotherapy for individuals and families. I am trained in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I specialize in Eating Disorders (primarily with Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity). I am actively involved with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) in San Francisco , California . Additionally, I’m receiving postgraduate training in widely practiced behavioral therapies (Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior therapies). I have over ten years of experience in brief therapy treatment working with children, adults, and families. In brief treatment, I am able to provide short term crisis interventions by conducting an assessment and evaluation of the individual’s presenting problems. I treat individuals who have difficulties with handling family crises, substance abuse/dependencies, health & wellness lifestyle issues, and employment challenges. I also assist individuals in managing family vs. work issues, processing grief & bereavement, deescalating anger & aggressive behaviors and teaching positive coping skills techniques. I provide referrals to community resources that will also assist and support client’s daily challenges. My experience has deemed me to be well confident and knowledgeable in caring out the tasks of a behavioral clinician/provider. In addition, I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I am a License Clinical Social Work (LCS) #25252. I currently hold a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education. In addition, I have provided trainings and seminars with the Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers (BAABSW), Black Family Preservation Symposium, on Eating Disorders (primarily Binge Eating Disorder), Mind, Body & Self-Care, and the Success of Exercise. As a behavioral clinician, I bring a strong practical and theoretical foundation in improving client’s daily challenges and life obstacles. I enjoy working with others and I am experience in treating families from all ethnic backgrounds with disadvantage, traumatic, and abusive histories.

About My Practice

Office Hours
OFFICE HOURS: FRIDAYS ONLY 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays 9am-8pm 2nd & 4th Fridays 3pm-8pm
Services
Provides culturally diverse psychotherapy for individual, families and specialize in Eating Disorders (primarily with Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity). Actively involved with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) in San Francisco, California . Provides treatment for health & wellness lifestyle issues, family vs. blended family crises, anxiety & depression, substance abuse/dependencies, employment challenges and loss & bereavement. Provide community referrals and resources that will assist and support client’s daily challenges and obstacles.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Sliding Scale, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California, License Number: LCS 25252 Masters of Social Work (San Francisco State University) 1997-1999 Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Education (UC Santa Cruz) 1993-1997

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
African/American

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