My name is Samantha Aversano (she/her) and I was born and raised in Queens, New York. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the States of New York and New Jersey. I graduated from CUNY Queens College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Peer Counseling. I went on to attend Silberman School of Social Work At CUNY Hunter College and obtained my Masters in Social Work.
While obtaining my graduate degree, I worked with the Supervised Release Program in providing services to individuals who had just been arrested. I became an advocate for these clients and strive to get them back on their feet. During my second year internship as a high school Social Worker, I helped students with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, transitioning into/out of high school. Additionally, I have experience in a Mental Health Clinic, where I was able to work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, complex traumas, financial hardships, bipolar disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and ADHD.
Throughout my career I have gained experience of various backgrounds and cultures, from working with children as young as six years old to adults 70+ years old. I have worked with all types of client concerns regarding depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional concerns , post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, role changes, life transitions, and substance abuse.
Particularly, women who have dealt with unfortunate circumstances throughout their lifetime. Women who have lived a long life and continue to battle with anxiety or depression. Women who struggle with self-esteem or body acceptance due to poor mental health. In addition to, individuals who are affected by consequences due to several years of a work-life imbalance.
I practice a client-centered strength-based approach through the use of mindfulness methods and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Applying this strategy provides empathetic listening while emphasizing a collaborative approach. I am here to empower and encourage my clients in gaining a better understanding of themselves, their troubling emotions, and eventually moving forward from difficult life experiences. Your emotional well-being is my focus as I actively listen and show empathy towards your needs. Our therapy sessions will empower you towards self-determination and confident choices with regard to achieving your goals.
Let’s build our therapeutic relationship and work closely together towards blossoming into your best self!
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