Do you want to make changes, but unsure on how to begin?
If you answered yes, you’ve come to the right place.
If you find yourself struggling with troubling thoughts, you’re not alone.
With counseling, you can learn effective ways for coping with your anxiety, so that your symptoms have less of an impact on your daily life.
Licensed clinical social worker & life coach working with individuals, couples & families
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
“I work with individuals, couples, and families providing therapy to treat depression, anxiety, phobias & general social issues. My specialty is in addiction ranging from food, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, gaming, and pain medication. I also help find treatment facilities if that is what someone needs.”
My Addiction Therapist counseling services include: individual, couples & family talk therapy sessions, addiction counseling, placements into residential treatment facilities, and psychological evaluations.
Anxiety Counseling – Attempting to cope with anxiety alone can contribute to feelings of loneliness, hopelessness & despair. Discussing fears in a safe, non-judgmental environment can be key to reclaiming control over negative thoughts, feelings & behaviors. Nancy helps clients with a range of anxiety disorders.
One of the worst things about depression is the sense of isolation and despair it can bring. If you’re suffering from depression, it is important to know that you aren’t alone & that there’s a way out of it. Counseling is a proven way of dealing with, and ultimately overcoming depression.
Alcohol Addiction Counselor – 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 Counselor – 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.
Therapy for Opioid Addictions – 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.
Therapy for Cannabis Addiction – 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.
Nicotine Addiction Help – 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.
A good therapist can make all the difference.
Virtual Platforms Available:
Zoom / Skype / FaceTime
Counseling in W. Hempstead, NY
Making the 1st phone call might be uncomfortable, but it can be such a relief. You are worth the work! Your mental health is always a good investment.
Testimonials of My Addiction Therapist, Nancy Hilsenrath: to read more, click here.
“I love Nancy, she’s helped me in many ways and I owe her my life & my zest to live life again. With her help in junction with my wife, I was able to overcome my addiction and get a handle on my life again. I could not / would not be the man I am today if it was not for her help. I’ve been working with Nancy for over 3 years and every time I see her I uncover more things about myself that I have tucked away and have tried to forget about. But by working with Nancy and uncovering those secrets, it has allowed me to grow and move past them fully. I strongly suggest to consult with Nancy in regards to any addictive behavior.” – Michael M.
“After going to therapy for a few months, Nancy opened my eyes about taking care of a bigger issue that I was not aware of. I was traumatized at 16. And felt stuck since then. I couldn’t move on, the emotional pain only grew worse. Nancy assured me that EMDR will help heal my emotional wounds and allow closure to take place. The result? I feel I grew a lot and found answers to questions that I have been asking my entire life! Nancy, the experience was life changing! Thank you so much for everything! May God bless you for all that you do!” – Diana Y.
“I started working with Nancy in my search for a way to cope with a family member’s addiction. Having never sought therapy before, I didn’t know what to expect or if therapy was for me. What I found in her was a powerful ally in both my struggle to understand the external challenges that life was presenting me, and in building up my own internal fortitude to manage this and many other circumstances in my life.” – Rob S.