Joyce Baldinucci, MSW, LCSW
As most pathways through life, mine has provided numerous unforeseen twists, turns and challenges. I know how difficult it can be to manage life’s difficulties and transitions and to make the changes we need to adapt to them.
Some of us get stuck because
- We’re afraid of the unknown
- We judge our self harshly
- We lack self-compassion
This can result in symptoms of anxiety or depression and/or destructive behaviors such as substance abuse or addictive and self-harming behaviors.
Others must cope with the effects of trauma. This can negatively impact life in numerous ways including struggling with low self-esteem or the ability to form meaningful connections.
Still others find it difficulty to effectively navigate relationships, which can negatively impact family dynamics or their school or work environment.
I create a safe and compassionate space in which I will first help you learn to accept your present moment experience – a useful skill in navigating life’s challenges and a step forward in the healing process.
Then you will learn new tools for dealing with life’s challenges and feel more empowered to harness your inner strength and wisdom to walk life’s pathway toward greater peace, balance, and happiness
Education Certifications and Specialized Training
State of New Jersey: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
EMDR Institute: Completed EMDR Training
UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute: Teacher Certification Pathway
The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute: Completed Training in ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) Model of Trauma Treatment
Certified Teacher: Stressed Teens – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for 13-18 year olds
Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies: Completed Summer School (2017) of Addiction Studies Training in Foundations of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Rutgers School of Social Work: Masters of Social Work (MSW); Addiction Counselor Training Certificate
New York University School of Law: Juris Doctor (JD)
Colgate University: Bachelor of Arts (BA)