As a licensed clinical social worker, in New Jersey and New York, I counsel individuals and families who face a variety of challenges in their life. The first few years of my ten year career as a social worker was focused on working in non-profit organizations like JASA, Mount Sinai's Caregiver Program, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. There, I provided counseling and case management services to individuals and families in NYC who were victims of elder abuse,family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other health related complications and individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2010, I opened up my own private practice in NJ and NY. My focus then centered on providing counseling to individuals who were experiencing anxiety related to problems in their relationship(s), difficulty managing their time, trying to balance multiple responsibilities and/or coping with certain medical conditions. Six years later, I continue to work with clients in an office setting but have also expanded my work to include providing video counselingto individuals who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to see me in my offices.
Why I specialize in Caregiving Being a caregiver is a role that presents itself with little, if any, forewarning. It can make a daughter, a husband, friend or a grandchild feel overwhelmed. Believing you are at your wits end, thinking no one understands what you are going through, and feeling like you are in this all by yourself, are common feelings many family caregivers experience. Individuals who are concerned about a loved one generally find it difficult to organize their loved one's finances, arrange for his/her medical care, obtain in-home assistance and cope with his/her illness. In my experience, these caregivers benefit from having someone they can talk to who will listen to their problems and help them strategize ways to better manage their situation.
My Philosophy Family caregivers are often overlooked or unheard. Without family caregivers, many older adults and spouses would have no one to rely on to give them the proper care they need and deserve. My desire as a clinical therapist is to help individuals overcome their challenges and lead a healthier more balanced life. I don't subscribe to a "one size fits all" approach and don't guarantee success. What I do offer and promise is compassion, non-judgment, a willingness to listen and a desire to help you better manage your situation. Our work together will be dictated by a pace you feel comfortable with and will consist of learning how to reduce your worry, anxiety and/or feelings of hopelessness. My goal is to make you feel better when you leave my office than when you came in.
I strive to accommodate my clients' schedules as much as possible by offering evening and weekend office hours as well as providing counseling sessions in Spanish. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org* or (718) 314-9280.
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