I am licensed in New York with 47 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress
NY LCSW 017337
My therapist is always professional, caring, and helpful. She has been a source of growth and positive change for me. She’s given me the tools to take my life back. I’m so happy to have been able to connect with a therapist with so much experience, useful advice, and a gentle calming way about her. I’m grateful really. What a blessing she is to her clients. My life is better because of Virginia, truly.
Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Virginia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Virginia had been very responsive, kind and easy-to-use work with.
I find her to be thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue
She really hears me. I love her demeanor. You know she appreciates every small step you make. I feel extremely safe and comfortable speaking freely with her.
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ms Stern was attentive and responsive. She also was non-judgmental and zoned in immediately on what issues i needed towiek on.
Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Very happy. Highly recommended.
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Virginia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
I was hesistant to come to therapy because I thought I had "figured it out" when I went to therapy 10 years ago, but I had a traumatic experience recently that led me to seek help. I am so glad I did! Virginia is an amazing therapist. She has helped me deal with childhood trauma that resurfaced and relatioship conflicts. She is empathetic and understanding, but she also challenges me to look "further" and to try new ways of understanding myself. She is very knowledgeable and wise. I am grateful to have her as my therapist.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Virginia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd