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Ahylzabeth Giannantonio, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a culturally competent bilingual clinician with over 20 years of post graduate experience with post graduate psychoanalytic and substance abuse training. I practice in the state of New Jersey. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults via individual, family and group psychotherapy formats. In addition to clinical one to one experience, I have extensive supervisory and administrative experience in various levels of outpatient psychiatric treatment.
I have extensive experience with a wide range of concerns including depression, grief (complicated), anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self esteem issues, medical issues, eating disorders, geriatric issues, separation, loss, domestic violence, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder , bipolar disorder, personality disorders, mood dis-regulation disorders , ADHD/ related disorders and spiritual values/beliefs as it relates to emotional well being.
My counseling style is warm, empathic, understanding, creative , non-judgemental, patient and interactive. Life can be challenging and it is with this acceptance that we can jointly work together to set goals to aid you in your journey . The process will not be linear but the journey will provide you with skills, connections and inner growth.
My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person Centered, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing techniques . I will tailor our dialogue, objectives and goals to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in being creative, thinking outside the box and be encouraging to push outside your comfort zone, if ready.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals"--Henry David Thoreau

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



License information

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ahylzabeth Giannantonio. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She’s great! Best one I’ve had so far !

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I think I have been with her for four or five months and I absolutely love her as my therapist! She is always there for me and then follows through with checking on me. She never judges and makes me feel comfortable. I feel I can never lose her.. I am so thankful I found her

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

In a matter of 3 weeks, Ahylzabeth had helped me navigate through some difficult transitions in my life as well as educating me on my mental illness. I couldn't have found a better counselor and I recommend her to anyone who is looking for an expert in the field and a friend to talk to. She is always available and responds quickly. Thank you BetterHelp, this experience has been life-changing.

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I must say that she is good at what she does. She is always looking for ways to keep me motivated and on task, even when I feel lost at times.

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Absolutely wonderful , highly thoughtful and attentive, she reaches out to me multiple times a week to make sure i’m okay. Someone who will truly give you a shoulder to cry on and compassion when you need it most. 10/10

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd


Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Ahylzabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem