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Scott W. Stern, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Empowerment Professional
EMPOWERING PSYCHOTHERAPY & CORPORATE COUNSELING
FOCUSED ON ADDICTIONS, ANXIETY, OCD, TRAUMA AND PTSD
The initial evaluation or consultation includes a comprehensive assessment of the patient's background and presenting problems.
It is important that the therapist understands each client's psychiatric, medical cultural, socio-economic and family history. This information is crucial to see beyond the client's presenting issue to the whole self. Scott then introduces an integrated therapy approach to help individuals achieve greater well being.
Clients are educated about various evidence based treatment techniques. In tandem with the therapist, individuals can then explore an effective, flexible therapy to resolve their concerns.
"Scott is the consummate professional. He successfully combines his
extensive knowledge of psychopathology and addiction to achieve
highly effective therapeutic approaches."
--Alan Eskenazi, Senior Associate Executive Director - Dept. of Psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital
and Former Chief Executive Officer at Holliswood Hospital
Scott integrates a treatment approach that is client-friendly and effective. Each patient is encouraged to assume a proactive role in the development of his or her own personalized treatment plan.
Scott's therapeutic approach strives to remain innovative, insight-oriented, and non-judgmental. Clients are treated with compassion and respect. In this manner, they are encouraged to discuss their feelings, concerns, goals and readiness for change.
The client can then develop a trusting relationship with their therapist so that transformation and healing can begin.
"Scott is extremely skilled at treating individuals with mental illness
or substance use disorders, and he is very skilled in assessing and treating
persons with co-occurring disorders.
Further, he has expertise in such key areas as training, crisis intervention,
and solution-focused therapies, as well as group work.
I am pleased to recommend him."
--Dr. John Kastan, Chief Program Officer at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services,
Former Vice President, Behavioral Health at Saint Vincent's Hospital,
President, Board Member of Directors at NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
A key element in his approach is that he integrates empowerment techniques into mental health counseling to optimize treatment outcomes, wellness, and client engagement. (*See Personal Empowerment.)
Scott's clinical work utilizes engagement and intervention techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Talk Therapy, Behavior Modification, Self-reconditioning, Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Schema Therapy and Object Relations Theory. Again, he integrates empowerment techniques into mental health counseling to optimize treatment outcomes, wellness, and client engagement.
"Scott is a talented and committed psychotherapist with deep
experience in the fields of addiction medicine and psychotherapy.
The dedication that he brings to his practice is contagious,
which can't help but benefit his patients by creating a
milieu where life change can occur."
--Carey Gold, President of Health Advisory, New York
Each client works with Scott to achieve goals set forth at the onset of therapy. This client-friendly approach effectively inspires honesty and readiness for change.
In the course of treatment, clients can expect to be challenged, supported and empowered to achieve optimal outcomes.
Psychotherapy services include comprehensive assessments, cutting edge evidence-based treatments and interventions in a confidential, private office setting.