SALLY RUOCCO MCDONALD

(LCSW)
Therapist SALLY RUOCCO MCDONALD Photo

About Me

Hi, my name is Sally I am excited about working with Better Help to expand my ability to help others. I have been a therapist in New York for twenty years and I really love what I do and hope to share that love with you. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a Masters Degree in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in addiction, outpatient clinics, mental health clinics, in- home care and with crime victims. I have worked with all ages from children to elderly adults, with many different issues. My approach is very eclectic in style and client based. I believe the client is the most important person in the relationship and therapy works best when we build a relationship of trust and respect for one another in an accepting environment. My job is to guide you to a place of optimal functioning by identifying the skills that help you be the best version of yourself. I want you to recognize your progress and feel empowered to confront any problem or emotion that may come your way. I am looking forward to meeting you.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #072583-1 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with SALLY for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Sally is fantastic. I am very lucky to have her. I find it hard to believe that all therapist on this service are as good as her

Written by B.R. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with SALLY for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great therapist who has helped me through a lot. She is kind, understanding, and provides options on how to help feel better.

Written by D.A. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with SALLY for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sally is wonderful. She gets me and offers solutions

Written by C.H. on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with SALLY for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sally has been a life saver. I have been putting off getting counseling for years but she has been great. She very personal, non judgmental, she actually listens and digests instead of just responding with a text book answer. I truly adore her.