I have 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a creative, eclectic approach to help my clients gain a better understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and actions, help them through difficult periods, discover coping skills, and achieve a deeper satisfaction with their lives. I work with anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, self-esteem and family issues. I am a licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, and certified counselor, and draw from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theories to inform my practice. In addition, I offer college counseling as an IEC.
My specializations are substance abuse treatment and mood and behavioral disorders, and I work with individuals, couples, and families. I also incorporate writing therapy where aIppropriate. I have been a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), for twenty years and in private practice as a Clinical Social Worker for seventeen years, with offices in Westhampton Beach, NY, and NYC. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated toward change, though I have a lot of experience with motivational interviewing. My approach is client-centered talk therapy, with a focus on strengths, cognitive/behavioral interventions, and collaborative solutions.
Paul is a seasoned therapist with 35 years of experience in the behavioral health field with a specialization in grief and loss. Having worked in private practice for over 25 years, he is practical and compassionate as he guides you to navigate solutions and insights. Paul has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, lack of direction, relational issues, illness and life transitions. Paul has dedicated his life to helping others improve their lives and considers it to be a privilege to be invited into his client’s inner lives and to accompany them on their journey through healing, change and self-empowerment.
I believe that therapy is a journey towards growth and change, leading to a more fulfilling life. Over the past 25 years, I've had the honor of sharing this journey with individuals of all ages, families and groups in a variety of settings. I've developed an expertise in helping people suffering from anxiety, depression/mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, adjustment difficulties and life transitions, adolescents, grief (both traumatic and expected), family conflict and stress. My additional specialty and passion includes working with individuals and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction.
I am a firm believer that any person or couple can benefit greatly from therapy. There are those that are resistent to confronting their own issues, but my demeanor and personality helps put every patient at ease with themselves during their time with me.
Thank you for viewing my profile! Taking the first step and contacting a therapist can be intimidating and takes courage. Therapy looks different for every person, couple, or family seeking treatment. I am an experienced, skilled, caring therapist who works with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.I strive to meet people where they are at, from a non-judementaly standpoint. I believe that all people have a right to determine their own path to fulfillment and it is a great priviledge and responsibility of mine to help.
Linda believes that people have an endless potential to learn and heal. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations of individuals facing a variety of physical, emotional, and social issues. She believes that trauma is frequently the root cause of the issues that bring clients to therapy and has been successful in utilizing trauma-informed care to address both the cause and effects of traumatic experiences. Linda's other areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety related disorders, substance use, coping skills, grief and domestic violence.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, NCACII, ACSW
As a passionate and experienced therapist of over 35 years, Claire continues to be inspired by each of her clients. Claire works with grief/bereavement, spiritual exploration, trauma, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, stress management and "finding your direction" during life transitions. Claire has a specialized expertise in substance use disorders and is well versed in all pathways to recovery, whether it be for yourself or a loved one. She believes in addressing underlying issues to gain insight into patterns of thoughts and behaviors and implementing proven strategies to develop healthy coping skills.
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Liscensed Clinical Social Worker in practice for over 20 years. I love what I do, and I am grateful and humbled by every opportunity I have to work with a new client. This is truly my calling.I work with clients with so many different issues, it would be difficult to list them all here. What my clients have in common, and what I admire most, is their courage in taking the first step toward change, and ultimately a better, more fulfilling life.
Through my compassionate, highly supportive, solution-focused style, I help people with mental health issues and/or addictive behaviors achieve their goals. I take a holistic approach to healing and wellness and believe that each client requires a unique, person-centered treatment.
At New Hope Rising Therapy and Wellness Center, our compassionate, experienced licensed therapists offer an integrative and evidenced based approach to psychotherapy for adults, teens, children, couples and families. Through a therapeutic process, our therapists work together with you to help you discover how to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of your wellbeing. We view therapy as a collaborative experience where the therapist and client work as a team to decide together what the goals will be and what actions to take.
Joan has worked in many areas of the behavioral health field giving her the unique ability to work and connect with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, backgrounds and life experiences. She has extensive experience working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict mediation and resolution, grief/loss, couples, stress management, work/school-related pressures and the LGTBQ+ community. One of Joan’s specialties is working with adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) and individuals with substance use disorders and their families, recognizing the impact that addiction has on the entire family dynamic.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, CTMH
Life situations can often burden us leaving us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless which can contribute to increased anxiety and disturbance in sleeping patterns. My specialty revolves around individual and family systems therapy which includes a unique approach to couples therapy (marriage counseling), life transitions, children, adolesecents and family of origin issues. Through my continuing post graduate training I have developed a behavioral, relational, and psychdynamic psychotheraputic approach to assist in allivating these patterns by enhancing communication styles, negotiating skills and problem solving techniques.
The journey of life is one filled with joy, happiness, sadness, disappointments, loss and renewal. I feel my goal as a psychologist is to enable a child, adolescent, young adult, and adult find the strength to review life's troubling issues and form new perceptions which enables different outlooks on problems. I feel the only problems in life are situations that can not be resolved. Many times the resolutions are not what we thought life would offer us, but that is what we have. Book written by Dr. Pitta: "Solving Modern Family Dilemmas: An Assimilative Therapy Approach".
With over 25 years of experience, my specialty areas include couples therapy, infidelity, partners of sex addicts, substance abuse and recovery, sex addiction, individual therapy for anxiety, depression, EMDR trauma resolution DWI assessments, loss, bereavement and life coaching through difficult situations. I am extensively trained in a number of relationship therapy modalities and trauma resolution with the ability to use a wide range of therapy interventions to help you.
Welcome! My clinical experience is in providing individual, group and family therapy. I am consistently motivated by my work and seek to aid you through self-exploration and resilience. I recognize the importance of self-advocacy and meeting individuals where they are at in their process. As a therapist, I create a safe, trusting space- utilizing a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to ensure clients feel understood as they build clarity, confidence, motivation, and direction. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.
With over 12 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples, Mike focuses on a person’s strengths with compassion, empathy, and above all hearing the person as an individual. His area of focus includes those struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), relationship and family conflict, bereavement, personal growth, stress reduction and managing life transitions. Additionally, Mike has developed a special niche over the years in working with couples, young adults and middle aged adults navigating life transitions that take many forms and the LGBTQ+ community.
You may be experiencing stress in your life due to work, school, family, personal identity, or a history of trauma. If you're looking to get support, be heard, grow skills, and find a better way of functioning, I'm here to help.
Do you want to lead a more meaningful life and feel empowered? Do you feel like you are not reaching your full potential? Whether you do or don’t know what stands in your way, together we can solve these frustrations and more. I will support you in a journey of self-discovery, and help you transform the inevitable challenges you encounter in life into opportunities for growth.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westhampton Beach are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Westhampton Beach then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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