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.
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 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.
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
College & graduate student issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
NY, LCSW, R070654-01
Masters of Social Work Syracuse University
Masters in School Psychology SUNY College at Oswego
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