About Mara Hirschfeld
Mara Hirschfeld is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York and the owner of Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC. Holding Hope was created to give people a safe place to explore their internal world, while helping them achieve their highest potential. Mara believes that everyone has the power to change when given the opportunity to do so. Her goal is to help her clients identify the parts of themselves that need attention and work collaboratively with them to change negative patterns so they feel closer to those around them and live a more fulfilling life.
Mara Hirschfeld earned her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech where she worked at The Center for Family Services with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of issues. Mara also received training at Family Connections, a community agency where she conducted family therapy sessions and co-facilitated groups to help parents and high-risk teens decrease stress and cope with crises at home. Since moving to New York, Mara has worked in private practice, helping people manage their anxiety and depression while working with them to identify and shift the narratives that are keeping them stuck. She has a special passion for relationships and helping partners increase their trust and safety with one another.
Mara uses her optimism, positive energy, and enthusiasm to foster hope while supporting her clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. She is actively engaged and will help you explore how your story may play a role in shaping your beliefs and behaviors today. Mara views therapy as a journey to explore the past, talk about the present, and shape a better future.