Hello and welcome! My name is Jeff Gagliardi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, and life coaching. I also have significant experience working with clients coping with chronic illnesses. I use my background in finance to counsel clients about financial issues, which often can negatively impact peoples' mental health. I have my Master's of Social Work degree from Southern Connecticut State University and I am currently enrolled there as a doctoral student focusing on advanced clinical practices. I have been a clinician for five years after leaving a career in finance, and I’m incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity to help people overcome challenges in their lives.
Along with my private practice work, I work at an intensive outpatient treatment facility working with clients with a broad range of mental health diagnoses. My therapeutic approach involves using positive psychology, which focuses on developing a person’s strengths to allow them to create a greater sense of well-being. My goal is not just to help people survive life, but to help them thrive. Building a healthy counseling relationship is critical for the therapeutic process to be successful. I recognize that finding a counselor is an incredibly important and personal decision. If for any reason an individual does not connect with my approach, I will assist them with finding a therapist that is a better fit for them. I do everything I can to connect with people I work with and help them to feel comfortable and safe. I regularly ask for feedback on how clients feel counseling is progressing so I can make any adjustments that are necessary to improve the process.
In our work together, we will determine the goals you are looking to achieve in therapy and establish a plan to achieve them. Every client is unique, and I tailor counseling interventions to each specific person. Most importantly, I will learn about you and support you while we go through this transformative process together. I am continually seeking out new approaches that can help people develop healthier coping strategies and habits, and I then relay these ideas to my clients. I applaud you for taking this step to improve your life and I hope that I can be a person to help guide you on your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Fatherhood Issues , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
LCSW #10694 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
LCSW #091416-01 (Expires: 2024-04-30)
I’ve been working with Jeff for almost a year, and I have been able to make profound changes and improvements in my life because of our work together. He listens deeply, offers insight and resources, and always approaches this work from a strengths-oriented perspective.
Jeffrey has been extremely helpful in many ways. He has helped me build my confidence as an individual, and also helped by giving great communication strategies that I can use daily. I was also pleased at how well of a listener he is. I imagine with having several clients, it can be hard to remember small details, but he brings up little things I have mentioned and it shows he cares, and this is also helpful for me because by recognizing these small details - it makes the most out of our conversations each week!
Jeff has been a great help to me as I navigate through some challenges in the workplace. He has given me resources that have been useful and his insight has been valuable both from a professional and personal perspective!
Jeffrey is an amazing therapist. He has helped me process feelings and challenge the negative thinking that has held me back for years. He is a great listener and very positive and encouraging. Highly recommend.
Jeffrey has been a great fit for me. He had many ways of motivating me to work and see things in new perspectives. Excellent. A great experience.