Dvorah Simon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with current licensure in New York , California, and New Mexico.
Experience: 20 years experience working in New York City with persons with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurological and chronic medical conditions. 3 years experience working in Los Angeles in a program for homeless Veterans, with issues of substance abuse, life skills, and PTSD. Tranferred to the Albuquerque VA in 2009 to be clinical director of a residential program for homeless Veterans.
Training: Ph.D. from Fordham University. 2 years of coursework in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Greenich Institute in New York City. Numerous workshops and trainings in family systems therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy including Self Relations Therapy, and Brief, Solution Focused Therapy. Training with Consuella Newton on activating intuition.
Interests: Resiliency, spirituality, creativity, trauma recovery, coping with medical and brain conditions, neurofeedback, working with families.
Philosophy: We are here to be the Light. The Light is both divine (and therefor, universal), and uniquely refracted through our divinely given particularities. Everything about who we are is beautiful, when held in the perspective of consciousness and love. “Therapy” is a way to reconnect with that nature, whether we talk about it or not. Therapy works best when it pays close and ardent attention to the life that the person wants to be living, and draws on all the resources available within that person and in their world to bring that about.