Alissa Goldberg, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
WHO I WORK WITH
I’m passionate about helping people through some of the lowest points in their lives. You could be facing some difficult challenges resulting in self-destructive behaviors, substance abuse, and impulsive decision-making. I understand it can be a struggle, especially as a child or teen, to experience intense mood swings and feelings of helplessness. All you want is to feel better, but looking in all the wrong places, building a sense of despair, guilt and shame. I believe everyone has the ability to lead the life they deserve and I’m here to help and support you.
I work to help my clients get back to a life worth living, gain stability, and to become the best versions of themselves. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and am a Licensed Masters Social Worker. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the therapeutic modality of choice when working with individuals struggling with intense and fluctuating moods and emotions. In addition to offering skills for emotional crises and interpersonal communication, a primary goal of DBT is to build a “life worth living” and to learn strategies to help you find your way to your self. Seeking out a therapist can be hard, yet it is a courageous first step to improving your life. Schedule an appointment with me, I’m here to help.
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