Vince Thomas MarkowskyLCSW

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

I believe that the key components to the therapeutic relationship are understanding and trust. As a therapist, it is so important that I get to know my clients as much as I can, where I gain an understanding of their unique personalities, their background histories, and their current circumstances. It is also important that I do what I can to gain the trust of my clients so they can feel comfortable in expressing their very personal issues they are working on.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I believe that developing therapy goals is one of the most important components to the counseling therapy process. Before developing goals, I make sure that I give a comprehensive assessment to ensure that I understand the client well and understand problems they are currently experiencing. I then allow the client to prioritize their issues they would like to work on, and then together, we develop reachable goals that address the issues they have prioritized. I encourage my clients to be flexible in changing or re-prioritizing goals as they progress in counseling.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

In my life, I have struggled with my own mental health issues, which has given me great insight as to how I can support others who are experiencing similar issues.





Learning disabilities

Alcohol addiction & abuse

General Expertise

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

College & graduate student issues

Family issues

Life transitions

Men's health



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Narrative Therapy


NY, LCSW, R070654-01


Masters of Social Work Syracuse University

Masters in School Psychology SUNY College at Oswego

Work History

Vince is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker – R, and received a Master’s in Social Work at Syracuse University. Vince has a 2nd master’s degree in School Psychology through the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at SUNY Oswego, and has 18 years of experience in his capacities as a School Psychologist, School Counselor, and/or School Social Worker. Vince also worked for 5 years at SUNY College at Oswego, where he provided mental health counseling to undergraduate college students. Vince has also had experience in providing counseling therapy primarily to adults through his private practice since 1996. Through his practice, Vince has specialized in providing support and recovery work to individuals affected by depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, ADHD, substance and/or alcohol addition/abuse, and various speech disorders.


8004 Ginger Road, Liverpool, 13090, NY