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Gwendolyn Gonzalez Psychotherapy, LCSW

Gwendolyn Gonzalez offers clients a chance to learn to live in their truth, understand different perspectives, and manage their day-to-day lives by utilizing healthy coping strategies that suit their lifestyle.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
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“In my training and experience, I have learned to serve as an active listener, understand different perspectives, support individuals with reframes, identify themes/patterns of behavior, and recognize the noble intent to shift one's perspective and behavior.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been in the field of social services for the past 16 years. I am trained in different evidence-based and informed-models, including multi-systemic therapy, functional family therapy, and mobility mentoring. I have over six years of experience working in the child welfare sector and I am trained in trauma-focused treatment and domestic violence counseling.
What should someone know about working with you?
A biopsychosocial assessment is completed at the onset of treatment. Clients will identify the reason or motive for engaging in treatment. A formal treatment plan will be developed and homework is provided at times, depending on the needs of the client.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I remain connected to organizations to support upcoming changes to mental health practices. As an SIFI-certified supervisor, I am connected to different school institutes and have their platforms available for higher learning. In addition, I utilize podcasts and Audible books to keep abreast of the new ways of managing different aspects of the mental health field.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I developed a passion for the helping field at an early age while growing up in Newark, New Jersey and the Bronx, New York. I am part of those communities and continue to serve those communities. In my training and experience, I have learned to serve as an active listener, understand different perspectives, support individuals with reframes, identify themes/patterns of behavior, and recognize the noble intent to shift one's perspective and behavior. The therapeutic relationship, like a romantic relationship, requires trust and healthy communication in order for growth to occur.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
With the current changing times, it is great to see different social platforms address the impact mental health can have on one’s overall wellbeing. Mental health needs have surged and it is refreshing to observe how technology is currently affording individuals the chance to engage in therapeutic treatment by utilizing different platforms that are nontraditional. Although there are more mental health providers offering support, there is an ongoing need for psychoeducation to remove the stigma of mental health services, particularly in communities of color.
“The therapeutic relationship, like a romantic relationship, requires trust and healthy communication in order for growth to occur.”
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