Deborah S. Kaufman, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy. She maintains a private practice in Sarasota, Florida. As of March 2020, she has been providing these services virtually to create another level of safety for her clients.
With over 35 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York and the Gestalt Center of Long Island, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise include treatment of anxiety and trauma, depression and relationship issues.
In addition, she has taught human development courses as adjunct faculty at the University of South Florida and presented at national conferences and to general audiences. Topics have included stress management, the effects of domestic violence on children, sensory awareness, and use of various techniques from gestalt psychotherapy, EFT and EMDR in clinical work.
Deborah S. Kaufman, LCSW is an experiential and solution-focused psychotherapist. Her treatment approach is a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques that help clients understand how their thoughts and feelings affect their behavior and existential techniques that help clients increase awareness of their relationship with themselves and others to resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve their goals for a more fulfilling life.