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Welcome to Rebecca Jerozolim LCSW PLLC.  A premier clinical social work practice nestled in the heart of Cedarhurst. Led by an experienced head clinician and supported by a team of dedicated associates, our practice holds a collective 46 years of extensive experience in the field.


At Rebecca Jerozolim LCSW PLLC, we specialize in providing compassionate and effective therapeutic support to individuals of all ages, spanning from children to adults.


Our team is well-versed in addressing a wide array of challenges, including anxiety, depression, family crisis, behavior issues, grief and loss, parenting, as well as dating and life transitions. We take pride in offering a holistic approach that considers the unique needs of each client, fostering a supportive environment for positive change and emotional well-being. Located in the heart of Cedarhurst, our practice is committed to serving the community by providing personalized clinical social work services to navigate life's complexities.

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Children's play therapy is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the power of play to help children express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a developmentally appropriate manner. By utilizing toys, games, and creative activities, play therapy provides a non-threatening space for children to communicate and process complex emotions they may struggle to express verbally. This form of therapy is particularly beneficial for children dealing with trauma, grief, anxiety, behavioral issues, and executive function deficits.  It allows them to explore and make sense of their inner world through play.

The benefits of play therapy extend beyond simple recreation, as it aids in enhancing emotional regulation, improving communication skills, and fostering a sense of empowerment and self-esteem. Through play, children can develop coping mechanisms, problem-solving skills, and a greater understanding of themselves, ultimately contributing to their overall mental and emotional well-being. This therapeutic modality recognizes the unique language of children and provides a safe and supportive avenue for them to navigate the challenges they may face in a developmentally appropriate manner.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely recognized and evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors. One of its key benefits lies in its goal-oriented nature, helping individuals develop practical strategies to address specific challenges. CBT has proven effective in treating a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, and phobias, by fostering a deeper understanding of the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

By promoting self-awareness and teaching individuals to reframe negative thought patterns, CBT equips them with valuable tools for managing stress and improving emotional well-being. Its structured and collaborative nature allows clients to actively participate in their own healing process, often leading to long-lasting positive changes in their lives. The adaptability of CBT makes it suitable for various age groups and a wide range of psychological conditions, contributing to its prominence in the field of psychotherapy.

Girl in Therapy


Grief and loss therapy is a specialized form of counseling designed to support individuals navigating the challenging journey of coping with loss. Whether it be the death of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, or other profound life changes, grief therapy provides a safe space for individuals to express and process their emotions. This therapeutic approach recognizes that grief is a unique and personal experience, and it helps individuals navigate the complex range of emotions associated with loss, including sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion.

The benefits of grief and loss therapy are manifold. Firstly, it offers a supportive and non-judgmental environment where individuals can openly explore and express their feelings, fostering a sense of validation and understanding. Therapists specializing in grief provide coping strategies tailored to the unique needs of each person, helping them manage the emotional upheaval that often accompanies loss. Additionally, grief therapy facilitates the development of healthy coping mechanisms, resilience, and a gradual adjustment to a changed reality. By addressing the emotional, psychological, and sometimes spiritual dimensions of grief, this therapeutic approach contributes to the healing process, enabling individuals to find meaning and navigate their lives with a renewed sense of purpose.


Parent support and coaching is a specialized form of therapeutic intervention that focuses on empowering parents to navigate and manage various challenges associated with parenting. This approach recognizes that effective parenting is crucial for a child's overall well-being and development. In these sessions, therapists work collaboratively with parents to provide guidance, tools, and strategies tailored to the unique needs of their family.

Therapists often address a range of topics, including communication skills, behavior management techniques, and fostering positive parent-child relationships. The goal is to enhance parents' understanding of their child's needs, strengthen the parent-child bond, and improve overall family dynamics. Parent support and coaching can be particularly beneficial for addressing specific issues such as behavior problems, developmental concerns, or parenting stress. By providing a supportive and educational environment, therapists help parents build effective skills and confidence in their parenting abilities, contributing to a healthier and more harmonious family life.

Attentive Therapist
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Therapy addressing behavioral issues with a focus on school collaboration proves to be a highly effective approach in fostering positive outcomes for students. By integrating the expertise of therapists with educators and school professionals, a comprehensive strategy is developed to address and manage behavioral challenges in the academic setting. Therapists work closely with teachers and administrators to gain insights into the specific triggers and contexts that contribute to problematic behaviors, allowing for a more targeted and tailored therapeutic intervention.

The collaborative nature of this approach offers multifaceted benefits. Firstly, it enables the creation of consistent and cohesive strategies for behavioral management across various environments, promoting a unified and supportive approach for the student. Secondly, the involvement of school professionals allows for early identification of behavioral issues, facilitating timely intervention and preventing potential escalation. Furthermore, the collaboration fosters open communication channels between therapists, parents, and educators, creating a supportive network to share insights and implement strategies that cater to the unique needs of the student. Ultimately, therapy focused on behavioral issues and school collaboration not only addresses immediate concerns but also lays the foundation for a more inclusive and supportive academic environment conducive to the overall well-being and success of the student.


Classroom and school-based observations are essential tools in therapy, involving professionals observing students in their natural school environment. This approach, utilizing techniques like direct observation, provides a comprehensive understanding of behaviors, interactions, and academic and emotional well-being. It fosters collaboration between therapists and educators, enabling a joint effort to address students' unique needs and challenges.


The benefits are significant, including tailored interventions based on individual requirements, early identification of issues, and targeted behavioral strategies. Observations serve as a foundation for collaborative communication, ensuring a consistent effort between therapists, parents, and teachers. This approach informs treatment planning, allowing for realistic goals, progress monitoring, and adaptable interventions.

School Kids
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ADHD and executive functioning management in therapy are centered on addressing challenges related to cognitive processes such as organization, time management, and impulse control. Therapists employ strategies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and skills training to empower individuals with ADHD. Through practical exercises, individuals learn techniques to enhance their organizational skills, time management, and emotional regulation, fostering a more adaptive approach to daily tasks.

The overarching aim is to equip individuals with ADHD with a comprehensive toolkit that goes beyond addressing specific cognitive challenges. Therapy recognizes the interconnected nature of these difficulties and extends its focus to emotional well-being. By combining practical strategies with emotional regulation techniques, therapy aims to provide individuals with ADHD a well-rounded approach to managing executive functioning challenges, ultimately supporting them in achieving improved daily functioning and realizing their full potential.


85 Elderd Lane, Suite 1, Cedarhurst, NY 11516


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