Yifat Block, LCSW
About this pro
Hello, my name is Yifat Block, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I obtained my masters degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California, and I have a private practice in Redondo Beach. I am currently working on my doctorate at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. My therapy addresses life's challenges, including work stressors, body image, struggles with food, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. I also work with clients in times of transition, such as moving, graduation, marriage, divorce, grief and loss. Because my background is in social work, I deeply value the inherent worth in every individual, and I approach therapy with empathy and support. I work to provide a safe environment that allows my clients a place for self-realization and growth. I emphasize working with my clients' strengths, and I help clients better understand their struggles and build positive coping skills. I provide individual, couple, family and group counseling. My treatment specializations include: * Relationship Challenges * Anxiety or Fears * Eating Disorders * Transition and Adjustment Issues * Work, School or Career Challenges * Loss or Grief * Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?When searching for a therapist, call a few people and talk to them for a bit before coming in for a session. You can tell a lot about the therapist you contacted before even meeting with them. Did they return your call within 24 hours? Did you feel comfortable talking with them over the phone? Also look at their qualifications. Are they licensed? What is their educational background? Many people market themselves as therapists or life coaches but aren't qualified. Look for the following credentials (LCSW/LMFT/Psy. D/Ph.D) and see where they went to school. If you trust their qualifications and you connect with them, you are well on your way to finding the right provider for you.