Sheila Ciminera, LCSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Social Work|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider but I don't wish to specify which ones
Fees: $100 for intake session, $70 for individual sessions. However, I have a sliding scale, and would love to discuss options that would work for you.
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I believe people have the answers to their problems within them. Sometimes those answers are locked away due to low self esteem, trauma, fear, addiction, and many other reasons that can cause a great deal of pain. I hope to walk beside you on your journey, and help you through the pain you may be experiencing. One of my areas of focus is working with other helpers and healers. The work we do is a privilege and an honor- but can take a huge toll on our own wellbeing. Support and self-compassion is critical, and I want to assist you in achieving that level of self-care. My approach is very laid back, and I think we can find a lot of knowledge and growth in laughter. I strive to make my practice a comfortable, compassionate, and welcoming environment. I love helping others to realize their own strength and worth.
Email or Call Sheila Ciminera, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29584
More Info About My Practice
At this time I am taking self-pay and Medicaid insurance. I hope to be credentialed with all the insurance panels in the coming months.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
We all deserve and need someone to hear our stories. Therapy can serve the powerful purpose of giving you that opportunity to be heard and believed. People often minimize their own suffering, whether it be past or present. Your problems and concerns are important to me. Therapy is a way to sit with your emotions, learn from them, accept them, and transform them.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I am a huge believer in therapy because of the amazing benefits I have gained from it. I experienced trauma, domestic violence, and my own mental health issues for years before I got some help. I really admire people who take that first step of reaching out for help. It's not easy to sit in a room with a stranger and share things you may have never told anyone. It took me a long time to trust therapists I have worked with. My own struggles have given me a deeper understanding of how hard it is to change, but also, how possible it is to change with support. Though I have resolved many things from my past, I still struggle with life and the difficulties we all face. That struggle keeps me humble and even more motivated to help others.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Some of the strongest people I have ever known are my therapy clients. Surviving and living in this world takes strength and courage. It is a very strong and hopeful action to go to therapy. In my eyes, it is saying you want things to change and you are going to be active in that change. It is saying that despite fears, obstacles, and doubt, you are willing to do whatever it takes.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Helping professionals (caregivers, animal rescue, mental health workers, first responders, teachers, etc), formerly incarcerated, substance use/abuse, survivors of domestic violence, abuse, trauma
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