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I have always had an interest in the complexities of human nature. What is it exactly that drives our thoughts, behaviors and feelings? While this question is a hard one, one that may seem unanswerable, it is my curiosity and drive to answer this question that has fostered my passion for therapy. Therapy, although seemingly scary, intimidating, and overwhelming at first, can lead to change, growth, and high satisfaction, when individuals are willing to look at themselves in a new light.


I am a New York State and Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a trained psychotherapist. While earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Clark University, I spent summers interning at Westchester Medical's Adult Inpatient Treatment Center. My team helped reduce patients' symptoms and support their transitions back to their communities. After graduation, I pursued a masters degree in social work from Columbia University. I focused on advanced clinical practice with adults, children and families. As a graduate student, I worked as a school and community therapist developing some of my skills: 


  • adolescents and youth struggling with trauma

  • transitional issues

  • problems with peer relationships

  • self-esteem issues

  • anxiety

  • problematic family dynamics


I have worked in a non-profit outpatient mental health clinic in Brooklyn as a psychotherapist for over 5 years. My patients included children, teens, families, adults, couples and seniors.


Shira Burstein Psychotherapy currently accepts clients in the Park Slope area and Stamford, Connecticut. Individual, family and couples sessions are available for various issues.  I connect quickly with my clients by ensuring their confidentiality, working collaboratively with them to quickly identify their needs and provide them with the support, empathy and guidance to live more confident, successful and fulfilling lives.

About Me

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