Eva Taishoff, LCSW
Children don’t always have the language to articulate what they are experiencing and what they need. Eva is here to help both you and your child navigate difficult moments together and thrive. She offers a safe space outside of school and home where your child can explore, process, and address the struggles they are experiencing – a place where your child feels seen and heard and where they have an ally and supporter to walk with them through challenging moments and difficult circumstances.
Eva is passionate about encouraging children and shining a light on the resilience and skills they already possess, while also creating a supportive environment in which they can develop new skills and share openly and honestly about the difficulties they are facing. At different points, she can be a teacher of skills, a listening ear, a person who provides honest feedback and pushes towards growth, and a cheerleader to celebrate victories both large and small.
Eva works with children and their families to develop goals that are meaningful and achievable and then uses an eclectic approach that includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, and play therapy to move towards meeting goals and developing a flexible skillset that can be applied to other situations in the future. Her approach includes explicit skill building, therapeutic games, books, and creative expression through art and drama, to make the therapeutic experience developmentally appropriate for school-aged children. Her 10+ years of experience in public and charter schools, first as a teacher and then as a school social worker, also inform her therapeutic style.
- Masters in Social Work, Columbia University
- Masters in Teaching, University of Louisville
- In training to become a Registered Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapy
Areas of Expertise:
- Behavior challenges
- Anxiety and depression
- Anger management and low frustration tolerance
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Social skills
- Acute trauma
- School challenges and collaboration