As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified LCSW Supervisor, I counsel individuals, couples, and families with the goal of improving their daily lives by teaching effective interpersonal communication skills, problem solving techniques and how to confront the challenges of everyday life by finding and utilizing personal strengths.
I am client-centered psychotherapist who has worked in agency, out-patient/in-patient hospital and group practice settings for the past twenty years with children, adolescents and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, interpersonal/peer/marital issues, trauma/PTSD and on-going daily stressors.
Pauline Pernini, MSW,LCSW
Is your child struggling in school? Have you wondered whether or not their behavior is normal? Do you ever find yourself feeling that nothing works with your child or teen?
For the past twenty years, I have been helping children, teens and parents who have faced many of life's challenges. Some of these difficulties may include ADHD, depression, anxiety, other behavioral issues, adjustment problems to life changes such as a death or divorce. I will help you determine what may be underlying the problem and develop effective strategies to improve your child's functioning and the quality of your lives.
Upon completion of an assessment, clinical impressions and treatment recommendations will be reviewed. We will discuss effective treatment approaches and explore other possible resources that may beneficial. I primarily utilize cognitive-behavioral,and family systems approaches in my practice. I also provide psycho-education and information about resources that may be helpful.
I am a warm, caring and experienced psychotherapist who has worked in school , hospital and private practice environments. Because of my varied experience, I have a wide range of knowledge and expertise to share with you.