LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (LCSW)
Justin holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons University in Boston and a B.A. in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University. He has a passion for helping children and adolescents overcome a variety of trauma and stress related issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, disruptive and aggressive behavior, lack of motivation, underachieving, cutting and self-harm, eating disorders, substance use and addiction.
He has worked with adolescents, parents and teachers in schools in the US and Germany, as well with adults in numerous settings in both countries. He has facilitated groups for teens and young adults on issues including study skills, social skills, motivation, mindfulness, divorce and separation, anxiety, depression and addiction. His approach centers on creating a safe space for individuals to feel accepted, seen and heard so as to identify challenges and strengths and foster engagement and motivation for change.
For students, he focuses on creating consensus between students, parents and teachers so as to help set and achieve social and academic goals. He also coaches parents when requested.
Specializes in: Adolescent & Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse & Addiction, Self-Harm, Divorce & Separation, Disruptive & Aggressive Behavior, Motivation, Study Skills, Social Skills, Mindfulness, Group Work