Agnes Montalvo TimbergerLCSW

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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.



Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Aging related concerns

Caregiver stress & support

General Expertise


Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Bipolar disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy


Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Feminist Therapy


NY, LCSW, 089546


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.