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Sean Mcnally Psychotherapy, LCSW

Sean McNally is a seasoned therapist who has worked as a social worker in New Jersey for 15 years. He has extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with mood disorders, trauma, relationship functioning, and family conflict. He is a strong believer that effective therapeutic relationships lead to positive outcomes.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
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Profile
“I have come to understand that the relationships we have are very important to understanding how we think and feel about ourselves, others, and the world in general.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Since I was a child, I always had very specific and intense empathy for the suffering of others. Whether someone was suffering from a medical condition or unpleasant circumstances, I was impacted by what they were going through. My internship in my undergraduate program informed my knowledge of how families are impacted by their environment and how individuals are impacted by their home environment and upbringing. Once I achieved my licensure, it appeared to be a natural choice to begin applying my skills to youth impacted by trauma. My training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy has only strengthened my knowledge of how to help those with trauma but also motivated me to seek out this population specifically to help with overcoming the challenges trauma brings.
What should someone know about working with you?
I do a great deal of work with individuals who are suffering from mood disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I also work with many individuals who have an identified trauma and/or are diagnosed with PTSD. My intake process is very simple and is completed at the first session. I always give my clients work to do on their goals for the days in between sessions. My clients report that progress to them looks like management of daily challenges, regulation of symptoms, effective management of relationships, and meeting the goals that they set for themselves each day.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have come to understand that the relationships we have are very important to understanding how we think and feel about ourselves, others, and the world in general. This has a strong impact on how I do my work in that I always see the relationship that I form with a client as integral to their progress. I seek to demonstrate healthy relationship functioning through the therapist-client relationship. I also focus on how to live well. More specifically, I focus on how a client can engage in self-care, goal-setting, and perspective management in order to live a life that they are content with and one that meets their expectations. I view therapy as an opportunity to learn to live the best lives that we can.
What approaches do you use with clients?
I often engage a cognitive behavioral therapy approach with most clients, especially those who are seeking help with mood disorders with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I also incorporate a trauma-focused approach in that I educate my clients on how trauma may have impacted them and how we can address that trauma. I engage a solution-focused approach in that I assist clients with developing a consistent and effective problem-solving method for their own challenges. Finally, I focus heavily on relationship-functioning as the relationships we maintain are integral to our own functioning.
“I focus on how a client can engage in self-care, goal-setting, and perspective management in order to live a life that they are content with and one that meets their expectations.”
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