Nancy is currently seeing clients through virtual platforms (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime).
Do you want to make changes but don’t know how to begin?
Do you feel like no one could possibly understand you?
Do you feel like things are getting out of control?
If you answered yes, you’ve come to the right place.
Nancy Hilsenrath, LCSW, CASAC, is a licensed clinical social worker working with individuals, couples and families. Her private practice has 3 locations: West Hempstead, Douglaston, and Hewlett, NY.
Making the first phone call could be uncomfortable, but at the same time, it can be such a relief.
A good therapist can make the difference. Therapy can help transform your life. It may be short term, just to tweak a few things, or it may be long term. Whatever it is, it’s worth making the phone call to inquire. Your mental health is always a good investment.
My Addiction Therapist Services:
Despite the social acceptance of alcohol, misuse has devastating effects. Some 88,000 people die from alcohol related causes in the U.S. each year. Alcoholism can affect nearly every organ in the body including the brain, heart, immune system and liver.
Gambling addiction is often combined with other disorders, such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Therefore, professional help for gambling disorders often focuses not just on the gambling behavior but the root causes of it.
We’re in the midst of an opioid epidemic. If someone uses opioids for a while, they develop physical dependence & tolerance. Addiction occurs when opioid use becomes compulsive & self destructive, especially when not using the drug for pain relief.
Most people think pot doesn’t yield addiction, but when one uses regularly and attempts to stop, irritability/depression/insomnia may occur. It may not be intense, but in order not to be irritable, the person uses again. This becomes a vicious cycle.
Many companies employ psychologists to keep players completely immersed. Addicts get “hooked” on achievements and milestones, leading them to play for hours without realizing the amount of time that has passed.
Many nicotine users develop behavioral patterns and triggers that cause certain situations to become closely associated with smoking. (Certain social situations, times of high stress, etc.) By becoming aware of these triggers, you can take control of them.
Whether behavioral therapy to provide coping mechanisms needed to avoid relapse in difficult situations, to family therapy to rebuild the support needed to remain drug-free, Nancy can tailor treatment to suit the specific needs of each individual addict.