Noah Chalfin, M.A., LMFT, Early Intervention Specialist
- California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC53460
- M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State University, Sonoma
- B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford
- Identity Development
If I weren’t a Counselor, I would be a professional woodworker. I am a prolific reader of detective novels. My greatest joy: being a father
Mr. Chalfin received his Master's degree in Counseling at Sonoma State University, where he completed his traineeship at the campus-based community counseling center, providing no-cost individual and couples therapy for students and community clients. Mr. Chalfin went on to work for community mental health clinics in Sonoma County as a post-Master's Intern, prior to licensure as an MFT. Following his relocation to Southern California, Mr. Chalfin worked as a child and family therapist for a non-profit organization in South Los Angeles, providing in-home and clinic-based individual, family and group trauma-focused therapy. Mr. Chalfin went on to work in Bronx, NY as a social worker and social worker supervisor at a non-profit child welfare organization, providing in-home trauma-informed therapeutic and casework services.
Mr. Chalfin's integrative approach to therapy draws on elements of humanistic, existential, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused theoretical orientations. Mr. Chalfin values the client-therapist partnership as a primary factor in facilitating positive change and approaches each client with the flexibility to adapt treatment approaches to meet the needs of each individual. Mr. Chalfin is inspired by the unique familial, cultural, social and environmental histories that shape each individual's subjective experience. He is continuously humbled by the opportunity to witness the self-exploration, identity development and positive change that occurs in the therapeutic process.
Mr. Chalfin has specific post-licensure training and clinical experience working with issues related to trauma, grief, substance use, familial and intimate partner abuse, community violence, sexual assault, criminal justice involvement, parenting and child development.
Mr. Chalfin is passionate about issues related to social and environmental justice. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the Central Coast, hiking, traveling, woodworking, reading detective novels, and following a variety of professional sports.