My early college education allowed me to obtain a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey.  A Certified Clinical Social Worker licensed in New Jersey since 1996 and in Florida since 2012, my Masters of Social Work Degree is from Rutgers University. 


Member of NASW, ACSW, NEA and IAIH


Employed as a School Social Work Specialist in New Jersey and later as a School Psychologist when I completed additional Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree from Rider University, New Jersey, I moved in 2005 with my family to Florida. I soon engaged employment within the Florida schools up until August of 2015.


Employed in private practice and as a graduate masters level associate professor part-time for many years, I am now devoted full-time as a LCSW psychotherapist and CCHt provider for clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapy. 


I completed over 500 hours of hypnotherapy training at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy in Tampa, Florida, a certified school by the State of Florida Commission of Independent Education.  As a member of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, I follow a Code of Ethics and maintain annual continuing education hours to maintain my training at a high level. 

LaVerne M. Kalafor, LCSW, Ed. S., CCHt

Masters Degree in Social Work, Educational Specialist in School Psychology, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt)

I maintain unconditional regard for my clients as they struggle through their  personal life challenges for self-improvement, self-acceptance and greater happiness.


My private practice now service clients ages 5 through 80+ years for individual, couples, family and group therapy.


 I work with various mental and physical disabilities to support improvement in functioning at school, home or in the work force.


My goals for therapy are to help make life adjustments or change behaviors that impact upon others or personal success.

It is important how we express our feelings or communicate with others or as a couple and with family members. 

Coping with life challenges, learning how to fulfill needs, changing attitudes about physcial, mental and spiritual well being and finding life's purpose, can be addressed in therapy.