Agnes Montalvo TimbergerLCSW

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I grew up in a dysfunctional poor family. I loved helping people since I was a teenager, tutoring younger children, working afterschool program/summer camp, assisting adults who just came to the USA and needed direction/language translation with social services in the Hispanic community. I always stood by those who were different/disadvantaged/had a disability/had no friends/who were made fun of in school since elementary school age.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I am very excited about telehealth mental health therapy which I believe will provide more mental health assistance to individuals/families/couples and will be more convenient for those who want it.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy is when the client, family, couples can cope/come up with solutions to their issues in a healthy manner/can take care of themselves/develop a support system in life.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$100

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$100

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Coaching

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Forensic Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Licensure

NY, LCSW, 089546

Education

MSW In Practice with Individuals/family treatment BA with Major; Sociolgy Minors; Psychology and Spanish

Work History

25+ years full time working as a Agency/Private Mental Health Therapist with individuals/families/couples in Orange County, NY Special Assistance Trauma Unit on trauma, victimization, loss/bereavement, parenting/couple/family issues, custody issues, learning disability school advocacy, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, also providing support and referral to community resources.5 years part-time working as a Mental Health Therapist for two Psychology Mental Health Provider of services to individuals ranging from 25-90 years old living in assisted living facilities coping with role transitions, change/adjustment to the facility, their limitations, chronic pain/medical issues, chronic mental health issues, loss/bereavement, relational/family issues, depression/anxiety, sleep issue, physical disabilities, short term/long term memory issues.6 years part-time working as a Medical Social Worker for Orange County NY Nursing Division, Health Department in the community, assisting Seniors/Disabled individuals/caretakers/family cope with the patient's medical issues, limitations, anxieties/depression, loss/bereavement, caretaker issues, advocating/referral to community resources.8 years full time as a Mental Health Therapist for a Substance Abuse treatment facility, working with individuals/teenagers also, assistance them with anxieties, depression, sleep issues, women's issues in groups, PTSD/trauma work, loss/bereavement, relationship issues.1 year internship as a Mental Health Therapist/2 years as residential worker in a residential adolescent school with teenagers placed by the courts, assisting with impulsive behaviors, anxieties, depression, relationship/family issues, mental health issues, learning disability, self esteem issues.1 year internship as a Medical Social worker in a rehabilitation hospital floor assisting individuals/family cope with patient's disabilities/limitations, discharge planning for return to home, advocate/referral to community resources.