Edward Ostolski

LICSW

About me

Trying to find help can sometimes be very difficult for people and I feel it's a clinician's job to make this process as easy as possible. I offer an empathic and safe place to address some of the challenges in life that people may be experiencing. As a therapist, I focus on being open, accepting, encouraging and direct. While I believe it is important to both listen and provide support to people, I also try and offer practical feedback/guidance that can be useful in helping people resolve problems and gain more satisfaction in their lives.

Most often I use a psycho-dynamic approach in therapy which is based on the idea that when someone talks about their problems, they feel better and can resolve life issues much better. I also believe that each person is the true expert of their own life and experiences. Accordingly, the therapeutic interaction can facilitate the process of helping people recognize possible problems and gather greater strength towards making healthier life choices/changes.

I have several years of experience in providing therapy and working as a clinical social worker in areas that include private practice, crisis screening & intervention, community mental health and residential treatment settings. I have also had the opportunity to utilize and refine my clinical skills while conducting civil rights investigations with the federal government for over 20 plus years.

My educational background includes receiving a B.A. in psychology from Amherst College in 1989, an M.S.W. from Smith College’s School of Social Work in 1991 and a J.D. from Western New England College’s School of Law in 1998.

SPECIALTIES:
• Stress, Anxiety
• Depression
• Coping with Addictions
• Trauma and Abuse
• Anger Management
• Self Esteem
• Relationship Issues


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MA LICSW 1023139


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Edward Ostolski. 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.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

I like him. He seems to have insight in a lot of my life experience.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Good listener and provides great feedback/advice

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Edward is understanding and does a good job at initiating conversations.

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