"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become" - Carl Jung
Raquel Weinum is a licensed clinical social worker. Her career in the field has spanned over 20 years and includes work with adults, adolescents, and children from diverse populations and experiences. She has treated a wide range of symptoms and challenges, including but not limited to, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, chronic stress, trauma, difficulty with relationships, family conflicts, and loss.
Her style is warm and engaging. She considers the role of the therapist to be a collaborative one. As a therapist she aims to create a safe non-judgmental space for self-exploration, discovery, and healing. The goals in the therapeutic process may involve developing new skills to cope with emotional pain, learning to set new boundaries in relationships, or finding more meaning in life. She utilizes a wide range of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, relational and psychodynamic approaches, as well as mindfulness and embodiment work in her practice. Regardless of the modality, her work is always trauma informed and strength-based.
Ms. Weinum received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and her BS in
psychology from Brooklyn College. She has worked in varied settings including hospitals, community mental health/substance abuse clinics, and home- based crisis intervention services. She has provided individual and group psychotherapy, and has served in supervisory/administrative roles throughout her career.