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My BACKGROUND

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in the field. I earned my Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in 2013. I identify as a Hispanic/Black Female and I believe my identity can be relatable for many. I grew up in a community where getting support through counseling was not highly encouraged. As I've gotten older I began to understand the importance of feeling validated and getting guidance from someone that looks like me and can relate to me. Having that connection was and is so vital to how I developed and are continuing to develop my identity and confidence. My desire is to be this support for others. 

I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families which include working with children and adults with disabilities, working with individuals who have open ACS cases, as well as adults, children, teenagers and families experiencing challenges connected to emotions likes anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, addictions and adjusting to different life situations.

 

I also have experience working with parents in a group setting providing them support as they improve their parenting skills. I have worked in a variety of settings such as foster care agencies, schools, clinics and religious organizations.

I have found that using a client center approach in sessions is very beneficial to building a safe and supportive environment. My goal in therapy is to create a comfortable space where clients feel that they are seen as people, that they can share at their own pace, that they feel heard and that their feelings are valid no matter how big or small.

 

It is also a goal of mine to provide an environment where I come alongside clients in a collaborative way to support them to accomplish the goals that are important to them. During my time in this field I have learned that providing a respectful, nonjudgmental environment is what contributes to a healthy therapist-client relationship where the client can thrive and feel most empowered.

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MY APPROACH

JIREH SUPPORTIVE & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES offers individual, couples, teen and child therapy.  Also offers supervision for licensing hours for professionals

 

CLINICAL APPROACHES:

  • Client-Centered Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Gottman Method

  • Mindfulness Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative Therapy

 

SPECIALITIES:

  • Addictions

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Faith-Based Counseling

  •  Intimacy-related issues

  • Parenting issues

  •  Anger management

  • Self esteem

  • Career difficulties

  •  Bipolar disorder

  •  Coping with life changes

  • ADHD

  • Couples Therapy

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions 

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Racial Identity 

INSURANCES ACCEPTED: 

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • Oxford Health Plans

  • Aetna

  • UMR

  • Oscar

  • UHC Student Resources

  • Cigna 

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield 

  *Self Pay and Sliding Scale Options Available                                                                                            I AM LICIENCED IN NEW YORK STATE

                       

             & NEW JERSEY (Aetna & Optum)

 

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