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Psychotherapy

I approach the therapeutic process as a collaborative and mutually committed journey between the therapist and client. I primarily use a psychodynamic approach to understand clients, which I combine with an emphasis on other evidence-based practices for treatment. Embracing flexibility, I find it most useful to integrate techniques from a variety of models (e.g., DBT, ACT, Compassion-Focused Therapy) to work collaboratively to meet the client’s needs.

 

Further, drawing from social psychological research, I believe a sense of belonging is central to our human existence—involving formative sources of pain and suffering, as well as offering a meaningful mechanism for healing. I use the therapeutic relationship as both a means to illuminate areas of challenge in my clients’ lives and to facilitate acceptance, change, and growth.

I value deep and genuine connection to the present moment feelings, thoughts, and sensations. Additionally, I emphasize meaning making in narrative constructions of past, present, and future. I take great care in establishing an authentic working alliance and creating spaces in which clients feel “seen” and “heard” as well as culturally, emotionally, and physically safe. I have found that this sense of safety, authenticity, and visibility—coupled with a shared focus on the therapeutic relationship—is what is most needed in the journey toward meaningful change.

Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Pomerantz offers intellectual, achievement and personality psychological evaluations. She also specializes in psychological evaluations related to abuse, PTSD, and immigration cases. 

 

Dr. Pomerantz does not offer custody or fitness psychological evaluations, but is happy to offer a referral if needed!

Forensic Practice

Dr. Pomerantz' forensic practice is closely linked to her research and clinical experiences. Working with criminal prosecution, civil litigation, political asylum, and immigration cases, she conducts forensic psychological evaluations, provides consultations to attorneys and other mental health practitioners, and serves as an expert witness in the following areas:

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  • Domestic violence

  • Sexual assault

  • Sexual harassment and hostile work environments

  • Workplace violence and harassment

  • Sex and labor trafficking

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Other traumatic stress disorders

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