Dr. Michelle Zarowitz is a licensed psychologist at the Williamsburg Therapy Group who provides psychotherapy to adults, couples, and adolescents.
She has aparticular specialization in working with various forms of trauma, as well as issues of anxiety, depression, identity conflicts, and personality disorders. Also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Zarowitz has an interest in working with couples as they navigate varied relational difficulties.
In treatment, Dr. Zarowitz employs an integrative approach, working collaboratively with each person to determine areas in which they wish to further develop or change, and ways they would like to see these changes manifest. She aims to facilitate a sense of curiosity about one’s internal world and underlying motivations. Having trained in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapies, Dr. Zarowitz utilizes interventions from both modalities depending on what holds the most potential to be useful and change-promoting for each person. She believes by understanding the roots of undesired and dissatisfying relational patterns present in one’s life, people can make more conscious choices about their life circumstances and relationships with others. In developing a trusting and meaningful relationship in therapy, deeper connections can be experienced in one’s personal life going forward, as well as greater feelings of fullness, agency, authenticity and overall satisfaction in life.
Dr. Zarowitz received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and completed pre-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance. Additionally, she holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her bachelors degree focused on intersections of the arts, sociology and psychology at Hampshire College. Dr. Zarowitz previously worked with community mental health organizations in New York, California, and Massachusetts, as well as Fordham University’s Counseling Center, Mt. Sinai’s World Trade Center Mental Health Program, and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.