Mara Yacobi, LSW, CSE is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Sexuality Educator, committed to providing a safe, supportive, and culturally sensitive environment for each client.
Mara has over 15 years of experience in diverse settings and with a diversity of clients. Mara’s goal is to empower each client with the knowledge and insight needed to help them build inner strength and attain personal growth. Her areas of expertise include: sexuality education, sexual/intimacy challenges, sexual anxiety, performance anxiety, stress, anxiety and depression, body image, low self-esteem, parenting concerns, pregnancy loss and infertility counseling, relationship issues, and personal growth.
Mara utilizes a multi-dimensional approach to therapy, exploring each individual’s biological, psychological, social and spiritual self. By implementing this approach, Mara can evaluate each individual or couple to provide solution focused and insight oriented therapy. She also welcomes collaboration with psychiatrists, primary care providers, and nutritionists to ensure comprehensive care.
Mara started her career as a Sexuality Educator for Planned Parenthood gaining extensive experience in the field of reproductuve health and sexuality education. For nearly 20 years, Mara taught adolescents, teens and college students comprehensive sexuality education. She has also delivered trainings and keynote speeches at local and national conferences all over the country on a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, affirmative consent, STI and pregnancy prevention, and how to talk to children about sex(uality). In addition to being a leading speaker and trainer on sexuality education, Mara has held educational and clinical roles as a school social worker, at mental health clinics and at drug prevention agencies. From each of these experiences, she cultivated her passion and expertise to help others with their reproductive health, healthy relationships, and advocate for social justice.
Mara received her MSW from New York University in 2006, a Bachelors from Simmons College and Certificate in Sexuality Education from Planned Parenthood University. As a mother of four, Mara has both personal and professional experience with managing the everyday challenges of parenting and balancing family with work.