Laura Roy FinkLicensed Clinical Social Worker

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Availability

In Eastern Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

The one thing I wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, would be that therapy is a safe, confidential space where you can share your feelings without judgment. As a therapist, it is my responsibility to create a space where you will feel safe, open and honest enough to share your unique experiences, concerns and challenges. A space where you can just be YOU! And, in this safe space, we will work together towards healing and growth.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The key component to the therapeutic relationship is, above all, trust. Regardless of the model or technique that a therapist utilizes, its potential will be severely diminished unless the therapist can build a strong therapeutic alliance with the client. As a therapist, my first objective is to establish some form of trust which is the foundation from which the therapeutic relationship will be built upon. This takes time. The therapeutic relationship requires work, planning, dedication and cannot be rushed. Earning my client’s trust is truly an honor and a privilege.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Although I consider myself to be semi-retired, it is my love of helping people that brings me back to the field. I have enjoyed a lengthy career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker but continue to learn and develop to be the best therapist possible! I am deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of my clients and strive to offer superior care and treatment for all. I am passionate about my work and continue to enjoy helping others on their paths to living their best lives.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$150

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$125

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)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Post Traumatic Stress Management Clinician

Certified Post Traumatic Stress Management Advanced Clinician

NJ Certified School Social Worker

Licensure

NJ, LCSW, 44SC01028700

FL, LCSW, SW19024

Education

Master of Social Work, Direct Practice, Rutgers University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Work History

As a seasoned therapist with many years of clinical experience, I have extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in both the public and private sectors. My career started in community mental health where I worked as an emergency services/outpatient clinician. Primarily working with people who were in crisis, including people who were suicidal, in danger of harming others, or experiencing significant turmoil in life. During the 9 years there, a deep passion of working with children and families emerged. Out of this passion, a natural shift professionally developed from community mental health to school-based work. For 25 years I was employed at a public school where my work centered on enriching the educational, social and emotional well-being of children, adolescents and their families through counseling. Single-handedly I developed and implemented a successful clinical program for high school students with emotional and behavioral issues. Concurrent to the school position, I expanded into private practice for approximately 20 years where I thoroughly enjoyed working with individuals who were struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, life transitions, trauma and stress management. Through my extensive work across a variety of treatment settings, I have developed and refined my current treatment approach, combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and strength-based techniques in treatment. All clients have inner strengths, and I can help you tap into such strengths through therapy. By changing one’s inner dialogue about oneself and the world, life begins to change in a positive way as a result. I also recognize the strong connection between mind and body and work to help clients develop practices that enhance their overall wellness.

Location

Last office of record:, 225 Route 23 North, Hamburg, 07419, NJ