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Dr. Nancy Kirsner, PhD, TEP, CPP, MFT, OTR, PA

Therapy, Psychodrama Training, Education, Consultation, Forensics

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Overview

Qualifications:
  • Years in Practice: 45 Years
  • School: Kripalu Lennnox, Massachusetts
  • Degree: University of Miami, Ph.D.
  • Degree:  University of Florida, BS in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Positive Psychologist, Kripalu, Lennox, Massachusetts
  • Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychdrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy (TEP)
  • State of Florida license:  MFT273
Background:

I have 45 years of experience in mental health, in many different roles, such as: Occupational Therapist, Art Therapist, Assistant Dean of Women, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Counseling Psychologist. My broad range of experience allows me to have a wide perspective about life and an understanding that there are many paths to change.
I have maintained a private practice since 1973 and have acted as a consultant and staff trainer at the University of Miami, Florida International University, Miami Dade Junior College, and Patient Returning Veterans.

In 1997 I developed and implemented action a psychodrama program for adult females with a history of childhood sexual abuse and in 2003 established the South Florida Center for Psychodrama Action Training & Group Works which continues to this day.

Incoming President of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (2018-2021).

Associate Practitioners:

Diana Jimenez-Espineira, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 
(305) 788-3482 
Specializing in:

  • Counseling for Couples
  • Family Systems
  • Trauma/PTSD

Samira Kaskel, SSP
Licensed School Psychologist 
(305) 803-8627 sskaskel@gmail.com
Specializing in:

  • Conducting psycho-educational evaluations, accommodations for college entrance examination and college coursework, gifted assessment
  • Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and young adults to address social, emotional, or behavior issues.

Specialties

My work today weaves in Positive Psychology and neuroscience, providing a strengths-based perspective that encourages you to flourish and supports you to be your best possible self. I specialize in mood disorders, relationship issues and life transitions. My focus is practical, positive, and oriented towards giving you the tools necessary to navigate your life in a fuller, happier, and more meaningful way.

Mental Health:
  • Everyday people issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Life transitions and change
  • Personality disorders
  • Thinking disorders
  • Couples, families, and group
Issues:
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Well being and Strengths based therapy
  • Women's Issues
Age Groups:
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+) 

Methodology

Approach:

My approach is multi-modal, experiential and practical. I believe in giving clients the skills and tools so they can be independent in their own lives.

I believe that we all have the potential to reach our goals through the power of co-creation and positive relationships. We create our realities and at every moment we have a choice of how to live our lives.

You're invited to come into my space. You will find a quiet, comforting ambience, a welcoming and compassionate presence as well as a skillful and reliable professional–Dr. Nancy. I will hear and witness what you bring my way with truth and honesty. As well, I will work my best to offer practical and useful action choices and practice to take as tools with you on your way.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Board certified in Group Psychotherapy
  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Positive psychology; strengths based
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Finances

Avg. Cost (per session):

$150–$250

Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash, Check, and Venmo.

Insurance Networks:

I work as an Out of Network provider.

Location

Address:

8525 SW 92nd Street, Suite #A3, Miami, FL 33156

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