I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (PA) with more than has more than 25 years of experience as a Mental Health Therapist. I hold a Doctorate of Social Work, which was completed in October 2019. I treat children, adults, and families - specializing in trauma, anxiety, autism, and substance abuse from a strengths perspective. I have over 200 hours of specialized training in treating trauma and abuse, with completed certifications in autism, as well as substance abuse.
I have helped many patients with many concerns over the past 25 years. I treat from a holistic approach - body, mind, and spirit. Research states that treatment should include physical, mental, emotional, culture, religion, spirituality, and everything that makes you who you are.
"Holistic" has become somewhat of a buzzword. Let me describe what holistic means to me. It means that counseling will not fix a thyroid problem. Holistic means that a problem in one area of your life will affect every area of your life.
For example, let's talk about depression. Sometimes, people do not have depression. Instead, they might need to work at forgiving themselves or someone else; or maybe they just need hope that life will get better. Alternatively, they might have an underlying medical condition. Sometimes, we just need help to grieve the loss of a dearly loved person or a beloved animal.
I help people to find healthy coping skills, people to trust, and ways to live life to the fullest.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 090111
PA LCSW CW014668
Dr. manocchio is by far the best therapist I have ever had. He’s so insightful and always responds in a timely manor. I’ve actually gotten to the point where I look forward to having my therapy session. He makes you feel comfortable in any way possible.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
We work well together and he’s good for my issues
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Manocchio has been life changing for me. He's helped me mentally push forward through an extremely difficult time in my life, devoid of any judgement, and has provided myself with a plethora of phenomenal advice & techniques to help ease my anxiety. I couldn't ask for a better therapist who maintains a deep knowledge in his fields, while also being one of the most down-to-Earth people I've had the privilege of getting to know. It's reassuring to know I'm in such good hands. Highly recommend! 10-outta-10 on all fronts!
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Dr. Manocchio has taken the time to truly listen. He offers different approaches with tools to help guide me thru difficult situations. He offers support and often checks in to make sure you are doing well. He definitely goes above and beyond for his patients.
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
What can I say about Dr. Manocchio? The man has a working solution for everything. He listens on a level that is in balance with the mind and soul and seeks solutions, exercises that will take you to higher levels of consciousness. I’ve grown more in the past year than I have in all of my 54 years greatly in part because of Dr. Manocchio’s guidance, expertise and experience in the field of psychology.
I’m grateful after every session that he gives me the ability to recognize my own power to experience my journey without fear.
Dr. Manocchio is the best in his field.
Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 7 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. Manocchio is fantastic. Totally down to earth and positive.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes