Hello, please call me Nick. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) who enjoys working with adult individuals and couples. My professional journey began as a freshman psychology major at NYU. Fascinated by the intersection of psychology, religion, and philosophy, I eventually graduated as a religion major having had the opportunity to study Buddhism in Bodh Gaya, India. With a continued interest in meditation and mindfulness, motivated by the Buddhist ideal of compassion, I attended graduate school at LIU for mental health counseling.
Today, I incorporate mindfulness into my therapeutic approach, informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt Therapy, and the Zen Buddhism of Thich Nhat Hanh. Mindfulness is commonly defined as 'awareness of the present moment' and is used in therapy to identify the important thoughts and feelings that underlie our personal narrative. By looking deeply in this manner, we learn to accept what is helpful and necessary in the service of valued action, letting go of what is not. Hence the Insightful Way.
Psychotherapy & Social Work Concepts, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
St. Joseph's College Counseling and Wellness Center, Patchogue, NY 11772
Long Island University - MS, 2010
New York University - BA, 1996
License & Certifications:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 006480
2 years at the Gestalt Center of Long Island
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
New York Mental Health Counselors Association
V & W Networking Group