Welcome to my practice! My name is Nicole DeRobertis and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide trauma informed individual and family therapy utilizing a therapeutic approach that combines humanistic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral modalities. I value working from various perspectives and tailor your treatment to your needs and strengths providing supportive guidance and strategies when appropriate.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree at Fordham University, and have worked in a variety of settings since that time. I have extensive experience from working in community mental health settings, emergency crisis intervention services, court based clinical services, and supervision of wraparound care services for families in need.
I am committed to providing individualized support to each person I work with as they embark on their journey towards holistic wellness. While I work with individuals in all stages of their lives my primary focus has been on working with teens and pre-teens to help them navigate the unique challenges they face. I implement a combination of therapeutic interventions individually tailored to each client, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, expressive art and play modalities.
My goal is to foster a therapeutic environment that supports the development of new skills, which clients can use to increase their own awareness and understanding of their emotions. I work with clients to develop skills for distress tolerance and emotion regulation and work with them to strengthen their ability to create and maintain satisfying relationships. Self-compassion is key to this process and is something that I try to nurture in each client that I work with so that they can feel more harmoniously connected to their own selves, the people and environment around them and so that they can ultimately find a more richly fulfilling and enjoyable life.