WHY CHOOSE G&G Counseling Services:
G&G Counseling services will listen to each client’s specific needs and tailor the therapeutic process to provide the most beneficial, effective, and enjoyable experience possible. We offer a wide array of services to ensure personal growth, a better quality of life, and a happier you! Don’t want to leave your house, you don’t have to we will come to you! G&G Counseling services will provide home based services throughout Westchester and Rockland County in addition to an office setting. Our various experience includes but is not limited to working with individuals with developmental disabilities, children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or everyday issues. On this site you will find more insight regarding what G&G Counseling Services can do for you and your loved ones. We look forward to hearing from you!
Benefits of Home Services:
- Convenience- Home-based therapists recognize that it can be challenging to get to an office for a therapy appointment due to illness, disability, personal crisis, or for lack of finances, transportation, or childcare. Home-based therapy can be a solution to these obstacles.
- Comfortable setting- When treatment is provided in the home, the relationship between therapist and client is likely to develop more rapidly, because clients are more relaxed at home than in an unfamiliar office setting. As a result, progress and healing can occur more readily.
- Better insight and understanding of client and/or family- Home based therapy allows the therapist to observe client’s everyday environment and will help provide insight and understanding to client’s issues, barriers, and concerns.
Elyse Sellers, LCSW
Elyse Sellers graduated in 2012 from Fordham University with her Masters in Social Work and is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in children and families. Elyse is also a certified School Social Worker. She has several years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings. Elyse has worked as an outpatient social worker, a mental health clinician, a school social worker, an in home behavioral therapist, and a social worker for a residential treatment center.
Throughout her years of experience, Elyse has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral issues including but not limited to, oppositional defiance disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, and intellectual disabilities. Elyse will work closely with client to identify the best course of treatment and to create a plan to achieve their desired goals. Elyse is a motivated worker that will utilize a variety of treatment modalities to best fit the individuals’ needs and strengths.
Elisabeth Gulotta, LMHC
Elisabeth Gulotta graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Manhattan College in 2015 and also earned a Masters in School Counseling from Manhattan College in 2013. In addition to her two Masters Degrees, Elisabeth is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with a specialty in Behavioral Health change and head varsity field hockey coach at Rye Neck High School. Prior to graduating with her Masters Degrees, Elisabeth had experience working as a guidance counselor intern and a mental health counselor intern. Elisabeth is currently working at a mental health outpatient program providing group and individual therapy with a person centered approach.
Elisabeth is certified in Mental Health First Aid trained to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders and has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy where she has developed skills and strategies for working with children and adolescents. Through her various experience Elisabeth has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of social, emotional and behavioral problems. Elisabeth places a huge emphasis on the value of the therapeutic relationship and works to establish an environment where her clients feel safe and comfortable. Elisabeth will work closely with each client and family that chooses G&G Counseling Services to develop and determine the best course of treatment. Elisabeth looks forward to working with you!
Individual Therapy: G&G Counseling Services will tailor individual therapy based on client’s needs. Interventions and methods include, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy.
- Social skills- Individuals may have great difficulty building a network of friends and acquaintances with whom to share their feelings, opinions, ideas, and selves. It is important to lay the foundations of socializing by teaching the skills at home, school, and/or a social skills program. Utilizing discussions and practicing problem solving skills can increase social abilities. Often these skills require additional small group instruction in a safe environment, led by trained professionals. Through the use of modeling, role play, reinforcement and other specially designed techniques an individual can learn to make and keep friends, deal with bullies, manage anger, and lead a satisfying life.
- Bullying- Victims of bullying may find a supportive and safe environment to address their feelings in therapy. Being a victim to bullying can result in difficult emotions such as anger, shame, anxiety, and isolation. Therapy can help victims of bullying notice, share, and process painful feelings which left unattended can negatively impact ones’ personal wellbeing.
- Self-esteem- The development of good self-esteem has several benefits, according to the National Mental Health Information Center. People with low self esteem may work with therapists to become more assertive, confident, and self aware. Individuals with healthy self-esteem are better equipped to deal with peer pressure and responsibility than those who feel bad about themselves. Individuals with good self-esteem are also better able to deal with strong emotions, both good and bad, and to cope with challenges and frustrations when they arise. Therapy can help individuals figure out exactly what’s at the root of their low self-esteem, and how to fix it.
Family Therapy: Family problems from mild to severe will challenge every family at some point. These can result from behavioral and mental health issues in the family or from specific stressful events. Whatever the source, distressing family dynamics can greatly interfere with the functioning of every family member. Family therapy is designed to help families work to address such issues by helping to address the communication (verbal and nonverbal) styles of the family, as well as any individual issues that may be interfering with the cohesiveness of the family system. Through therapeutic intervention families can expect to learn to understand one another better, communicate more effectively, and work proactively to disrupt unhealthy patterns.
Developmental disabilities: The mental health issues that impact individuals with developmental disabilities are diverse. Anxiety, impulse control, anger management, depression, lack of coping skills, schizophrenia, and bereavement are all common issues to be addressed in therapy.People with Asperger syndrome/mild autism can find great relief at having the opportunity to discuss interactions that they had with their co-workers, parents, friends and neighbors. Very often discussing these interactions can help the individual better interpret the original conversation, due to often missing some of the subtle cues and contexts while they were discussing it at the time. Concerns regarding isolation and loneliness, and strategies to find a circle of friends and/or relationship with a significant other are also common and important themes to be covered in therapy.
- Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
- Family Conflict
- Women's Issues
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality
- Coping Skills
- Domestic Violence
- Dual Diagnosis
- Eating Disorders
- Oppositional Defiance
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Trauma and PTSD
- Weight Loss
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Children (6 to 10)
- Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Play therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused