Therapy With Hugh (he, him)
We live in a fast paced world filled with stress, pain, and distraction. This makes it hard to slow down and get the chance to reflect on our lives. And yet, many of us know in our hearts that some sort of change is needed. The first steps in therapy are scary, but taking the leap can put you on an incredible path toward growth and self actualization.
If you feel like you’re stuck, exhausted, or struggling in any area of your life (romantic relationships, career, the circumstances around you, mental health, family, etc.) you deserve to have someone on your team excited and able to help. Whether this is your first experience in therapy, or you have attempted before, it is my goal to help you start with a “clean slate”, a new beginning. Together, we can build a strong therapeutic alliance, define the problems you want to address, identify the goals in your change process, and explore meaning in your life’s journey. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to reach out and see if we are a good fit.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” C.G. Jung
Hugh is a licensed social worker. He graduated from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s of Social Work. His study track focused on both individuals/families (clinical) as well as leadership. His professional philosophy relies on several tenants including a strengths-based approach, the importance of therapeutic alliance between an individual and their clinician, the critical value of human connection and family systems, and empowering others to attain their self-directed goals. He believes catharsis (whether it is from talking, laughter, or tears), creative solutions, evidence-based practice, and reflection are all key to effective therapy.
He has had a myriad of experiences in the service to others. This includes working with diverse populations; those with disabilities, family systems, caregivers, young adults, the elderly, and more. He has worked with traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorder (high behavioral and medical acuity), and psychiatric disorders in several settings. In 2020, he received certificates in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychological First Aid through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He has also organized and led teams for the NJ Brain Injury Alliance “Walk for Awareness.”
As he continues to work toward advanced licensure in clinical social work, Hugh is also preparing to pursue a Doctorate of Social Work or PhD in Social Welfare. He is a lifelong learner with many unique clinical interests such as men’s mental health issues, caregiver fatigue, eco-therapy, and the connection between mental and physical wellness.