Nancy Hilsenrath, LCSW, CASAC, SAP, is a licensed clinical social worker working with individuals, couples & families.
Counseling services include: individual, couples & family mental health, addiction therapy, psychological evaluations.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
I work with individuals, couples, families, providing therapy. I treat depression, anxiety, phobias & general social issues. My specialty is in addiction ranging from food, drugs, sex, gambling, alcohol and pain medication. I also help find treatment facilities if that is what someone needs.
Do you want to make changes but don’t know how to begin?
Do you feel like no one understands you?
Do you feel like things are out of your control?
If answered yes, you’ve come to the right place!
My Addiction Therapist Services:
3 COUNSELING LOCATIONS: West Hempstead, NY, Douglaston, NY, Hewlett, NY
Anxiety Counseling – Attempting to cope with anxiety alone can contribute to feelings of loneliness, hopelessness and despair. Discussing your fears in a safe, non-judgmental environment can be key to reclaiming control over negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Nancy helps clients with a range of anxiety disorders.
Counseling for Depression – One of the worst things about depression is the sense of isolation & despair it can bring. If you’re suffering from depression, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone & that there’s a way out of it. Counseling is a proven way of dealing with & ultimately overcoming depression.
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.
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.
Addiction to Heroin
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.
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 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.