ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW-R, Psychoanalyst
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychoanalyst and Art Therapist, and have worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families in a variety of settings, including:
in child welfare with children and families
with children, adolescents and families in foster care
with children and families in mental health clinics
with adults in mental health clinics
My areas of focus are:
Career and professional issues
Grief and loss
Transitions in life
Ambivalence about having children
Unresolved problems of past sexual abuse
Mentoring and supervision
Trauma and Trauma-related to addictions
There are times in life when feelings are overwhelming, can’t be managed and start to take over our best intentions. I can help you to understand and become aware of what is happening so you can live your life in the way you need to.
New relationships, decisions to make together and raising children can be difficult. A new perspective can help build and develop new ways to communicate and strengthen your connection as a couple and a family.
Play Therapy is a way for children to express their problems in a non-threatening method. Play is the language of children and through play children can express what they need to, while the therapist helps to relieve bad or shameful feelings about problems. In addition, parents can begin to understand what their children are experiencing. With this knowledge, parents can then begin to learn how to refine the skills they already have to help their children.
ART THERAPY & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Art therapy and psychotherapy can help ease anxiety. Art Therapy is a modality that can be used when words do not easily come to mind to express thoughts and feelings. Through art, words can be formulated to help articulate the problem and raise awareness and help you to start to think of it in a new or different way.
In my career and work counseling practice, I work with clients in a variety of distinct areas that are relevant to their work and professional life. Some of the main areas of focus are:
Career stumbling blocks
Fears and anxiety
Interacting with/resolving conflict with clients, colleagues and those in authority
Cecilia participates in Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare insurance panels and is also an out-of-network provider for other health care providers. An invoice at the end of each month will be provided. Typically, patients are reimbursed for 60 to 80% for the cost of their sessions. It is helpful to caII individual insurance providers to determine the level of coverage in advance. Please also be sure to bring your insurance card to the first appointment.
Payment and co-payment are due at each session. Both are accepted with cash or check.
BFA with Literature Major, Eastern Michigan University
MPS, Art Therapy, Pratt Institute
Certificate in Child and Adolescent treatment, New Hope Guild
MSW, Hunter College
Certificate in the Treatment of Interpersonal Trauma, Children’s First Fordham University
Institute for Expressive Analysis