Hi, I am Michael Serrano, a bilingual and Latinx Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in New York City. I am also a NYC native.
Clinical Social Worker in NEW YORK, NY
Trauma is my speciality. In therapy, we will go at your pace. I will constantly check in with you to move forward during trauma therapy. You are not forced to tell your story; however, apart of trauma work is to 'expose' you to your traumatic story in order to heal. This is done slowly at your pace. Through re-telling your story, we can identify how to deal with emotions, identify how to deal with emotions and thoughts and to recreate your story. Let's rebuild your story together.
CBT focuses on negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors. My expertise is to turn those negative thoughts into positive thoughts. In turn, this can help you feel better, boost your self-esteem and change your behaviors. I will assign homework assignments during each session and I will check-in (don't worry, if you forget to do your 'homework,' it's okay). You are in control of your own therapy - it is guided at your pace and tempo.