Category Archives: Therapist Tips

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    A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW

    Posted on November 24, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW With the holidays and end of the year upon us, most of us find ourselves caught between the urgency of the moment to get all things done and “wrapped-up,” and the opportunity to reflect on a fresh […]

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    Therapist Viewpoint For The Holidays – Relationship Triangles and Defining A Self

    Posted on November 3, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Therapist Viewpoint For The Holidays – Relationship Triangles and Defining A Self (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during which he has worked with the mentally ill/chemically addicted (MICA) population, served as a school social worker, and psychiatric screener/mobile […]

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    Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

    Posted on September 12, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Self Care Is Not Just About “Self” (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during which he has worked with the mentally ill/chemically addicted (MICA) population, served as a school social worker, and psychiatric screener/mobile crisis outreach worker. In the eight […]

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    Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Posted on September 3, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Pre-teen suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate. Dr. Debra Wentz, president/CEO NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies states that there is often tremendous pressure to succeed, which causes teen ages and young adults to feel increasingly more isolated and hopeless and contributes to the rising rates of suicide. Further, through various […]

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    Allowing Elderly Loved Ones to Express Anxiety During COVID-19

    Posted on August 10, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Allowing Elderly Loved Ones to Express Anxiety During COVID-19 (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during which he has worked with the mentally ill/chemically addicted (MICA) population, served as a school social worker, and psychiatric screener/mobile crisis outreach worker. We are […]

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    Why “CAN’T” is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room

    Posted on June 15, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Why “CAN’T” is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room (Originally posted on TapInto Nutley) Many of us enter therapy struggling with external locus of control. We blame partners for dysfunctional relationships, accuse the universe of conspiring against us, or suggest demons assume command of our behavior. When these premises arise in therapy, I strive to […]

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    Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

    Posted on March 15, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    Self Care Is Not Just About “Self” (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during which he has worked with the mentally ill/chemically addicted (MICA) population, served as a school social worker, and psychiatric screener/mobile crisis outreach worker. In the […]

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    The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame

    Posted on January 4, 2020 by in Therapist Tips

    The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame (Originally posted on TapInto Nutley) When Anthony Bourdain died by suicide three days after Kate Spade, I read social media grumblings by people insulted the rich and famous would choose to “leave it all behind,” and I was reminded we […]

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