Hinda Winawer, MSW, LCSW, has provided psychotherapy to individuals, families and couples for more than 25 years. Licensed in New Jersey and New York, she is co-founder of Princeton Family Institute and has taught family and couples therapy at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Social Work and for many years at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York. Hinda Winawer has been a psychotherapist, clinical trainer, teacher and consultant in academic, clinical, healthcare, educational, human services and addictions settings in the United States, Europe, Latin America and China. Her systemic consultation extends to the workplace where she has conducted staff development retreats in health and mental health settings. Author of various professional articles and book chapters, she is a member of the editorial board of the journal Family Process. Professional association membership includes the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Association for Women in Psychology, and the National Association of Social Workers. Hinda Winawer is a charter member and past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA).
Ms. Winawer is also co-founder and former Executive Director of The Center for Family, Community, & Social Justice, Inc. (www.cfcsj.org) which provides cutting edge family therapy for children and teens who, because of their economic circumstances, are least likely to be able to access quality care.
She works in collaboration with those who come to her practice. She believes that people must feel respected and taken seriously. When indicated, Hinda Winawer will collaborate with allied healthcare and/or educational professionals to coordinate care. For children, parents are essential partners in the treatment process.
Among Hinda Winawer’s special interests are conducting adult family meetings to heal ancient family wounds as well as helping families navigate the often uncharted waters of holding on to love and connection when one member’s sexual or gender identity is at variance with the family’s values. Similarly, she addresses substance abuse as a relational phenomenon: Families are deeply affected by and integral to the process of recovery. Additionally, engaging the family to address gastrointestinal symptoms in children has yielded good outcomes.
Hinda Winawer’s personal life is enriched by her husband, their four grown children, a love of music and a commitment to social justice.