COUNSELING

If had to choose a phrase to describe my counseling approach, it would be, ‘growing mindfulness, building life balance, and finding joy and acceptance’. In my home office practice in Bala Cynwyd, I meet with women and couples. When people come to therapy, they are in some way wounded, holding on to a negative charge and may not even know it, yet, they are ready to begin to repair what feels broken. Together, we develop a relationship, built on trust, honesty and respect. Through exploration, my clients embark on a journey of self-discovery. With my guidance, compassion and encouragement, you will begin to find that you feel empowered with self-determination, and greater clarity and confidence to face life’s challenging waves. Ultimately, there is a place you find, where you feel balanced and whole again.
 
Together, we figure out in what direction to move, what issues to explore, and what goals are sensible and realistic. The conversations Seena has with her clients are mindful, staying present and and sensitive to where the client is, and are guided by empathic listening, non-judgment, clarifications and insights that help the client gain understanding, awareness and growing acceptance of self and other. Oftentimes, a session begins with a mind-body-breath awareness exercise that opens up an optimal space to begin the work.
 
Some of the territory covered includes: how choices are made; thought recognition; the value of pausing before speaking; how to communicate when the topic is controversial; are you hearing what I’m saying/why not; what happens before we shut down or react; how communication works and breaks; how do I want things to be different, and how to get there. Together, we move to find and build clarity surrounding the issues, accountability for our choices, and awareness of what can I do to make a positive and practical difference.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
- Mind Body Awareness and Regulation
- Pre-Natal and Postpartum Challenge, Transition and Life Balance
- Chronic Illness in School Aged Children and Family Dynamics
- Caring for Elderly Parents and Maintaining Self
- Complicated Relationships

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

To meet with Seena for a consultation, please use the form below and leave a short message!

Seena Elbaum, ACSW,  MSW, LSW, Certified Doula, Certified Yoga Teacher
(215) 808-6852 | seenabeth36@gmail.com

Bala Cynwyd, PA