Jaxi has been working with children and families since 1989. After receiving her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, she worked in the Pediatric Departments of both New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York where she counseled children and families struggling with various psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to her eight years at NYU and Bellevue, Jaxi attended a three-year psychoanalytic training program at the William Alanson White Institute. She received her certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in 2000. While working at NYU and Bellevue, Jaxi began treating children, adolescents and their families in her own private practice.
Now, Jaxi’s private practice is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Guided by an interpersonal perspective, Jaxi practices psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy, as well as collaborative counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. She utilizes play therapy for young children and talk therapy for older children, adolescents and adults. With parents, Jaxi provides guidance, support, and counseling by offering perspectives not only on psycho-education, but also on helping parents acquire a fuller understanding of child development. She places emphasis on parenting techniques and guides parents toward optimal communication skills.
Treatment plans vary depending upon the assessment
of individual issues. Jaxi works with clients to customize next-step strategies
individually as well as within the family system.