Counseling & Wellness
Social Workers are concerned and involved with the interactions between people and the institutions of society that affect the ability of people to accomplish life tasks, realize aspirations and values, and alleviate distress. Social Workers provide direct care (counseling/therapy) or indirect care (referrals).
Counseling/Therapy is a process in which a student enters into a relationship with a trained professional in order to gain a deeper self-understanding and to identify more effective ways of responding to life’s challenges. A therapist facilitates the process primarily by providing a supportive, non-judgmental, problem-solving approach. Good therapy is all about helping the client to feel better, to make healthy decisions and set healthy boundaries, to move from a place of poor emotional health to good emotional health, to make connections with others, and to replace sadness, anxiety, anger, and frustration with happiness, peace, and hopefulness for the future. After an initial assessment the therapist will have a better understanding of whether brief or long-term therapy is in the student’s best interest. As well as provide the student with an appropriate referral to address a variety of problems related to your mental health (ex. anxiety, depression, mood disorder), relationships (family, friends, partner), financial (medical, housing, food, clothing), as well as, physical and spiritual concerns to assist you in achieving your goals. The therapist will help you gain the skills necessary to make this difficult transition a very successful one.
Acknowledging that you need help is not a sign a weakness; it’s a sign of strength. Therapy is a functional way of taking care of your needs. You deserve to connect with a warm and compassionate social worker, while gently encouraging you to make the changes that will ultimately allow you more happiness.
Giovanna Cammuso, MSW, LCSW
- (860) 913-2072
- 144B (emergency walk-ins welcome)
Last Modified: 11/13/2012Scroll