Treating the core problem and not just the symptoms of the issue is fundamental to long term personal success. Effective therapy involves the use of specific techniques and skills within a supportive and nurturing therapeutic relationship. I have specialized training focusing within individual, children, family, marriage, and couple counseling. My field of expertise ranges from codependency and depression to relationship conflict and life crises. I deliver effective, efficient therapy utilizing a number of approaches, including Solution Focused/Brief Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Therapy.
I graduated with a BA in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1996. I then continued my education at New York University where I received an MSW in 1997. After obtaining my license to practice clinical social work, I started my private practice in 1999.
Since starting my career working in the community mental health system for almost 10 years, I have gained substantial knowledge and experience working within the following problem areas: Depressive and bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, grief, severe stress, trauma, domestic violence, relationship issues, life transitions, work/financial issues, work/life balance and family problems.
I am an in-network provider for Medicare and Atlantic Healthcare Employee Benefits. Additionally, I will work with your financial needs whenever possible and will help you to maximize use of your out-of network benefits. Please call or email to learn how I can work with your insurance company so together we can get you on the path to a new you!
Heather Bellizzi, LCSW