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I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I hold a full SIFI certification from NYU and completed my graduate degree at Hunter College School of Social Work, 1 of 50 to earn a full merit scholarship in my class. During my studies I completed additional coursework on trauma-informed treatment and behavioral management skills for parents. Previously, I held a clinical counseling license in the state of Ohio where my training emphasized the treatment of children and adolescents through therapeutic art. I still like to feed my creative side in my practice, often finding ways to utilize art as a form of expression and self care. I strongly believe in the importance of self care and teach various methods on how to execute this need in all aspects of my work.
License # 084448-1
State of New York
Professional Certifications and Presentations:
2020 Trust-Based Relational Intervention Certification (TBRI)
2020 Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Certification (TCIS)
2018 Evidenced-Based Group Work for Traumatized Adolescents, NYU Child Study Center
2011 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification (TF-CBT)
2008 Positive Parenting Techniques and Parenting Skills Competencies Certification
Recent Clinical Experience:
2019-current Social Work Director, Partnership for Children
2012-2019 Psychiatric Inpatient Social Worker, Bellevue Hospital Center
2007-2012 Intensive Case Worker, Union Settlement Association
My approach to therapy is through evidence-based modalities, allowing research outcomes to frame treatment with effectiveness and efficacy. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), both with and without a trauma-focus (TF-CBT). This modality is fueled by the inter-connected relationships between one's mind, body, and behavior with treatment of Anxiety disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and depression.
I also specialize in behavioral management, using positive reinforcement to develop more desirable behaviors, both in one's personal and professional life. Behavioral management has often demonstrated increased organization and structure needed to live successfully with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as reduce problematic Behaviors present in both the home and school.
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I am a licensed clinical social worker and provide individual and family therapy, parental support, and general consultations to children, adolescents, and adults. The majority of my practice focuses on evidenced-based treatment, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral management, and trauma-focused modalities. It is important to establish a relationship with a therapist who is the right fit for you. Specific treatment planning will be decided on an individual basis.
157 East 86th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York 10128, United States
Phone: 513-659-3227 Email: email@example.com Average rate: $150-$200 Insurance Accepted: None Payment Method: Cash, Check, Credit Card *Will provide invoice for reimbursement upon request
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