Estelle Fineberg LCSW, LMFT, LMT, BCD, TEP

Body-Mind Psychotherapist

Trainer and Practitioner in Psychodrama

Estelle Fineberg, is licensed in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Massage Therapy. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Social Work. She is also a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Estelle is one of a few practitioners who are both licensed and fully trained in mental health and body work. Over 38 years she has continued to integrate many different modalities into her work for a holistic approach to healing.

Estelle possesses an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual curiosity that fuels her drive towards excellence. She is a consummate student, continuously learning about different ways to effect change for herself and others. She is committed to her own personal growth which allows her to feel and sense what works from the inside out. Estelle has a deep sense of caring for others and holds people with a great deal of respect.

 

Education

– Barry University, Masters in Social Work, 1975
– American Institute of Massage Therapy, 1998
– Certified  Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, 2011
– Externship in Addiction at Mt Sinai Hospital, Miami, 1986
– Certified in Hypnosis, 1991
– Licenses: Clinical Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy, November 1982
– Massage Therapy, 1999
– Private Practice in Body/Mind Therapy, Ft. Lauderdale 1981- present
– South Florida Society for Trauma Based Disorders, President 1986

 

Post Graduate Studies

– Divorce Mediation, Trainer Jim Coogler originator, 1979
– Family Systems Therapy,  including Strategic, Structural and Bowenian Family Therapy in ongoing groups , 1979-86
– Inner Child Work and Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, John Bradshaw, 1988-89
– Life Plus Treatment Center for Co-dependency, John Bradshaw and Kip Flock, 1990
– Gestalt Therapy with Chris Price from Esalen Institute, 1988-93
– Non Somatic Extraordinary Vessel Training (Chinese Medicine), Daniel Acthison-Nevel, Acupuncture Physician, 1996
– Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, 1996-2011
– CranioSacral Therapy including SomatoEmotional Release, Upledger Institute, 1999-2010
– Gottman Relational Institute, John Gottman,  2001
– Lifespan Integration, a trauma therapy 2007-2008
– Somatic Experiencing- a trauma therapy, 2010- ongoing
– Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Externship,  2011

Quotes from Estelle

“I have come to understand that healing is best when it comes from a mind/body approach.  Sometimes the way in is through the mind and sometimes it is within the body. A clue may be through a word, gesture, breath etc.”

“It is my belief that wounding begins in relationship and therefore needs to be healed in relationship.”

“I believe that the therapeutic process allows for exploration of one’s most important concerns.”