First Step Wellness

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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First Step Wellness

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

412 Main Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Call Waleska Narvaez
(475) 206-0368

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Announcement icon Offering support to new and existing clients via Teletherapy through a HIPPA compliant platform video or phone. We are in this together.
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I believe healing is a collaborative effort between a client and his or her clinician. To be most effective, a clinician must provide sincere empathy without judgement. As a Hispanic woman from New York City, I am attuned to the importance of the multicultural implications within therapy. I assist my clients in developing clear, attainable treatment goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach.
My clinical experience includes individual as well as group therapy in English and Spanish. I specialize in working with Adults diagnosed with both mental health and substance use disorder (Co-Occurring) and families affected by Intimate Partner Violence.
I am dedicated to helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety, addictions to alcohol and drugs, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives and empower my client to live their best life.
Creo que la curación es un esfuerzo de colaboración entre un cliente y su teraupista. Para ser más efectivo, un clínico debe proporcionar una sincera empatía sin juicio. Como mujer hispana de la ciudad de Nueva York, estoy en sintonía con la importancia de las implicaciones multiculturales dentro de la terapia. Ayudo a mis clientes a desarrollar objetivos de tratamiento claros y alcanzables. En lugar de adoptar una metodología para todas las personas y problemas, me baso en una variedad de métodos para crear un enfoque personalizado.
Mi experiencia clínica incluye terapia individual y grupos en inglés y español. Me especializo en trabajar con adultos diagnosticados con trastornos de salud mental y abuso de sustancias (co-ocurrencia) y que han sido afectados por la violencia de pareja íntima.
Me dedico a ayudar a mis clientes a superar la depresión, la ansiedad, las adicciones al alcohol y a las drogas, y otras tensiones que nos afectan a todos en algún momento de nuestras vidas y le permiten a mi cliente vivir su mejor vida.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Husky
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License and State: 10877 Connecticut

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NASW / 886733931
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

412 Main Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Call Waleska Narvaez
(475) 206-0368
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Professional Connections

I am honored to have Waleska as my partner at First Step Wellness. She is highly professional and knowledgeable about cutting-edge treatment modalities. She develops great rapport with her clients and is truly dedicated to their well-being.

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
First Step Wellness, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Danbury

First Step Wellness

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW