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Piper Kurtz, LCSW

Piper Kurtz, LCSW is a psychotherapist practicing out of Brooklyn. She has extensive clinical experience integrating evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Her range of experience includes treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, neurodiversity-related issues, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ related issues.

She practices from an interpersonal psychodynamic perspective, prioritizing the therapeutic relationship and active collaboration with clients towards growth. Through a strengths-based and client-affirming lens, Piper values incorporating playfulness and creativity in sessions, and highlighting the connection between body and mind for overall wellness. She strives to build on practical tools and skills for her clients and their families, and prioritizes the involvement of caretakers and other collaterals in her work with children.

Piper graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. She receives ongoing training at The Ackerman Institute for the Family and specializes in working with couples and families. She was also recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma treatment. Other areas of evidence-based training include Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. She has also completed training at the William Alanson White Institute’s Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program in Manhattan.

Piper’s previous experience includes providing NYC school-based individual and group therapy. In addition to her role with CFI, Piper also provides clinical supervision to early career therapists working in behavioral health clinics within public hospitals throughout NYC, supporting best practices in their treatment with their own clients.

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