Jane Mizrahi, LICSW

Jane Mizrahi
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients (updated March 2, 2017)

Jane, as a facilitator, brought a joyful spirit to every group that I have been privileged to be involved in with her... She is a perfect combination of enthusiasm and gentleness... I knew that her passion for individuals' personal healing and journeys would be of great benefit to me as I continue in my recovery.

- Female college educated adult (2016)

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    About Jane

  • Offers individual and group therapy to teenagers, young adults and college students, adults, and families
  • Specializes in helping clients process trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and substance use
  • Utilizes an eclectic approach, emphasizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and sensorimotor therapy
  • Dedicated to providing affordable care to marginalized communities

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Jane Mizrahi is a licensed social worker and founder of GroupsWorks, offering individual and group therapy sessions in Providence, RI. Jane works with teenagers, young adults and college students, adults, and families, and she particularly enjoys working with creative professionals. Jane has expertise in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. She also has experience working with clients struggling with substance use, as well as those who come from marginalized backgrounds.

Jane uses a holistic approach, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, mindfulness, and sensorimotor therapy. Her approach is flexible and dynamic in order to best meet the needs of her clients, and she often encourages clients to incorporate creative and body-based activities into their healing process. Jane emphasizes the power of hope, presence, self-compassion, and the mind-body connection.

Jane earned her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College in 2011 and previously served as the Clinical Director of Residential Services at Child & Family Services. Jane found her passion for helping others heal after experiencing great loss in her own life and has since dedicated herself to supporting clients as they heal.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"People come into therapy when they are ill at ease, when they're not feeling happy or hopeful. My goal is to help you ground in the present moment and experience self-compassion throughout your mind and body. I want you to let go of whatever guilt and shame may be living with and move forward with a new story line, filled with strength, freedom, and happiness."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

GroupsWorks, Individual Psychotherapist & Group Facilitator, 2016 - Present
Child & Family Services, Clinical Director of Residential Services, 2012 - 2016
Stevens Treatment Programs, Clinician, 2011 - 2012

Rhode Island College, MA, Social Work, 2011
Boston University, BA, Psychology, 1981

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Loss & grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Substance abuse – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Group therapy – Find out more about Jane's group therapy sessions on our Group Therapy page

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Family
Groups

Languages

LANGUAGES

English

LOCATION

1. GroupsWorks: Individual & Group Therapy
180 Gano St
Providence, RI 02906

 

TRANSPORTATION

From Brown University
15min walk, 5min bike, 3min drive/Uber

From RISD
21min walk, 9min bike5min drive/Uber

From Johnson & Wales
12min bike7min drive/Uber, 18min bus


Jane, as a facilitator, brought a joyful spirit to every group that I have been privileged to be involved in with her. I, along with many of my peers in a short-term psychiatric facility, always looked forward to the days when we knew Jane would be on staff. The groups she facilitated were so varied and based on the needs of the clients at any given time. Some groups Jane facilitated were dynamic and empowering while others were soothing and restful. Jane has a natural talent for seeing the needs of individuals and groups and being able to adapt to those needs quickly. She is a perfect combination of enthusiasm and gentleness. When I learned that Jane would be offering group programs in a private practice I signed up immediately. I knew that her passion for individuals’ personal healing and journeys would be of great benefit to me as I continue in my recovery.
— Female college educated adult (2016)

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

How do you know this therapist? I worked with Jane while she was the clinical director of residential services at Child and Family Services of Newport County.

Why would you recommend this therapist? Jane is committed to providing a safe space where clients can grow and learn in their day to day lives. She is a caring, smart, and empathetic therapist who employs evidenced based approaches during treatment. Check out GroupsWorks!

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders
— Samantha Ewart, LICSW (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? Jane is a one of a kind therapist. Her clinical skills in working with adolescents is exemplary. She is grounded, insightful and passionate in her work. Jane is a very skilled therapist. I have seen her have impact with people with severe trauma; she’s incredible.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Family discord, adult and adolescent trauma, inner conflicts of self esteem, depression, anxiety and spiritual conflict
— Sue Bruce, LICSW, LCDP (2016)