Tova Sularz, MSW
she/her/hers
Therapist

tova@astorpsychotherapy.com


I believe the therapy process is a co-creation between your therapist and you. My role is to be a present, curious, and compassionate guide, offering support and helping you to build new skills and insights. Your role is to arrive as authentically as you can each session. You set the pace and depth of the work. Some work is clear and quick; other work requires time, space, and slowly-built trust. All of it is valuable. 

I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to working with aspects of the self that hold shame, or that are hidden and protected. I believe that addressing traumas, big and small, can help restore connection with our emotions, our bodies, and our relationships. 

I work with individuals (ages 16+), couples, and polycules on a wide range of concerns and goals, including attachment and relationship issues, intimacy and sexuality, sexual function concerns, self-worth, mood stabilization, decision-making, boundaries, identity exploration, and healing from trauma. 

I aspire to offer a liberatory, anti-oppressive space for people to explore their identities and the social, racial, political and economic structures that affect and shape them. I am informed by Health at Every Size (HAES), I am sex-worker allied, and poly and kink friendly. 


Primary Modalities

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) (Insight and trauma healing)
  • Psychodynamic (Insight and pattern recognition)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) (Mood regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal skills)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Motivation and mindfulness) 
  • Sex therapy provider


Education & Licensing

  • MSW, Smith College, 2021
  • Clinical MSW supervisee, under supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS), Level 1 Training