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Lauren Nissenbaum, LMSW

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“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” - Brené Brown

Asking for help can seem overwhelming, intimidating, and uncomfortable, but it is a clear sign of strength. You are giving yourself a chance to be seen and heard, while also gaining a better understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value the special connections that are established between myself and my clients through building rapport. It is my responsibility to ensure that my clients are receiving individualized care based on their current needs and concerns. I utilize expressive and thought-provoking techniques from evidence-based practices to assist my clients in navigating their emotions and stressors with the appropriate tools and coping skills.

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Communication, Emotional Regulation, Family Dynamics, Stress Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Binge Eating Disorder, Body Image, Relationship Issues

Finances

Private Pay Rate $125+

In-Network with Northwell

In-Network with Aetna &1199SEIU

In-Network with Cigna

NYSHIP and Other Insurances, Out Of Network

Qualifications

LMSW #102666 (New York)

About Me

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Adelphi University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work at Stony Brook University. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, couples, and families. My areas of focus include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, substance abuse, low self-esteem, family conflict, and relationship issues. Through compassion and humor (when appropriate), I foster a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your emotions, challenges, and successes while promoting growth and healing.

Client Focus

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Geriatrics

Communities

Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Transgender Allied, Body Positivity, Sexual Abuse/Domestic Abuse Survivors, Veterans.

Treatment Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Strengths-Based, Family Systems

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