Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
After a half century of life experience, Carla gathered the courage to embark upon her social work career. She achieved a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Salem State College and a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. Carla’s first clinical work was in a domestic violence agency where she facilitated support groups for women victims in crisis. For seven years, she worked in outpatient community mental health centers treating clients whose lives were trodden with pain and hardships. She learned that sometimes adults with untreated early childhood trauma may exhibit symptoms of chronic illness, dissociation, addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic PTSD, and conflicted interpersonal relationships. Carla also learned that by patiently building a safe and trusting therapeutic space, unhealthy patterns of behavior can be identified, healed, and changed. Changes during the therapeutic process are achieved by using an eclectic menu of attachment theory, family systems, relational theory, and trauma theory, all of which are couched in a psychodynamic approach.
Carla Gerber-Weintraub achieved a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Salem State College and a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work.