Tali Gleiser, MA, MSW (she/her)
Though we often seek therapy to relieve emotional distress, the experiences that lead us here often have ripples far beyond our emotional world.
As a therapist, I aim to create a space that empowers radical self-acceptance so you feel supported as you work towards growth in your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you. I have specialized training in addressing trauma and ambiguous loss with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds and primarily utilize strategies from third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT, ACT, DBT). I also have a research background in early onset mood disorders and the cultural adaptation of clinical interventions. I value the importance of cultural attunement and use a strength-based, client-centered approach in my work with individuals and couples coping with a range of difficulties including: post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood & adolescent behavior disorders, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, mood disorders, gender/sexuality/LGBTQ related stressors, relationship challenges, and the stress of everyday life.
My experiences with trauma therapy and culturally focused practices, as well as the principles of ACT and mindfulness shape the majority of my therapeutic style. As a trauma-focused clinician, I primarily integrate principles of mindfulness as a tool for healing the mind-body connection. Acknowledging that we are influenced by our inner and outer experiences, I aim to provide you with personalized strategies to continue growing and thriving long after you leave therapy.
Coming from a multicultural background myself, I value and acknowledge the ways in which our culture shapes our perspectives. Your identity is dynamic and intersectional. Every piece of you deserves to feel seen and heard, especially within the therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I believe it is my job to provide a warm, supportive, environment for you to feel safe and empowered on your journey. No matter how you identify, you can expect me to approach you with authenticity, transparency, and radical acceptance. Coming to therapy requires vulnerability – and as with any relationship, being vulnerable with your therapist requires a foundation of trust. I aim to earn your trust as we build a therapeutic relationship that feels healing and supportive for you. In our work together, we’ll co-create a space that helps you feel secure, accepted, and uplifted as we collaborate to find the strategies and solutions that fit your unique identity, culture, and values.
I strongly believe you are the expert in yourself and your healing should be as unique as you are. I will always strive to make you feel understood in our work together and provide a safe space for you to explore and express yourself. Therapy is just one small part of your story, and it is an honor for me to walk alongside you
Selected training and affiliation
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainings
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) trainings
Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) trainings
Culturally Infused Engagement (CIE) – Assessment and Practice
Member of APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race
The greatest gift we can give to others is our full presence, attention, and genuine effort to understand both their suffering and joy.
More about me
I identify as a cis-gender Latina woman. Although I conduct therapy in English, I also speak Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian).
I love being creative and trying new things! Whether it’s cooking a new recipe, making music, drawing/painting, (trying to) dance, reading, writing poetry, or exploring new places, I get so much joy and energy from opportunities to create or learn something new.
Yoga, weight lifting, and spending time in nature are some of my favorite forms of self-care outside of art and meditation.