Augusta Ngeri-Soluade,LCSW

Augusta Ngeri-Soluade,LCSW

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 61433
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Brooklyn, New York 11201

My Approach to Helping

I am a New York State licensed Psychotherapist with over 21 years of experience. I earned my Master's Social Work Degree from Fordham University in Manhattan, NY. Masters in Substance Abuse Counseling from Pace University in Manhattan, NY. Master of Science Degree at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) to approach to highlight how negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings and actions—identifying specific problems or issues in the client's daily life. Becoming aware of unproductive thought patterns and how they can impact the client's life—identifying negative thinking and reshaping it in a way that changes how clients feel—teaching new behaviors and asking clients to put them into practice.

Setting goals with the client can be very helpful in multiple areas of the client's life. Goals can help clients face emotional and behavioral difficulties. Identifying a starting point. Help client face and understand exactly where they are in terms of their goal in treatment. Breaking goals down in small steps into manageable steps because it helps keep clients from getting overwhelmed. Work in collaboration with clients to achieve these short-term goals in order to accomplish long-term goals.

In greeting a client for the first time, I make clear I'm glad to see him or her. I smile, look them in the eye and say, "Good to see you." I ask focused questions and be welcoming. Engage the client to build rapport and establish a therapeutic alliance. Feel empathy and, display a genuinely positive attitude, and be patient. Active listening and validating the client's thoughts and ideas by showing the client that hisher words are worth paying attention to. I respond by providing verbal and nonverbal feedback to show I am hearing and understanding what they are saying. I summarize what the client says and repeat it to himher. I ask clarifying questions when a client tells a story. I make eye contact and use body language such as nodding, smiling, and leaning forward and making the client feel connected to the therapeutic relationship.

I started my social work career working in Child Welfare (foster Care) system. I was placed in an outpatient mental health clinic in a hospital in White Plains, NY, for my social work internship during my Masters's Degree at Fordham University. I liked working with this population, especially with patients with Co-Occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse disorders). That's how I got interested in the mental illness population. So I got my LCSW-R (Psychotherapy Privilege) in New York State in 2004. And I have worked in various Outpatient Mental Health Article 31 clinics in the New York City area as Clinical Supervisor over the years. I worked off and on in my Private Practice working with clients with different mental health diagnoses. I have been working with the mental health population since 2004.

Facilitating behavioral change. Helping improve the client's ability both establish and maintain relationships and helping enhance the client's effectiveness and their ability to cope. Helping promote the decision-making process while facilitating client potential. These goals are guidelines for helping clients make positive changes and developing appropriate Discharge Criteria: when the client reports a reduction in symptoms for a period of 6 to 12 months. The client will have learned coping skills and will utilize outside supportsresources to aid in such at the time of discharge.

During the first session, I'll ask the client what the symptoms are. What brought himher to therapy? What do you feel is wrong in your life? Some questions about the client's history include childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), current living situation, and career. Come to an agreement with the client about the length of treatment (goals and objectives), therapeutic intervention to be used, and patient confidentiality.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)

Types of Therapy

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