Even though the field of psychology has become more scientifically based in the last 50 years, therapy continues to be somewhat of an art form. It is possible to see ten different therapists for the same exact problem, and to receive ten different opinions on how to treat the problem. Because of this variability, and the fact that therapy is such a huge investment of time and energy, we strongly encourage you to do your research in selecting the most qualified and suitable therapist for you or your loved one. With this in mind, we are providing you with detailed information regarding each of our clinicians.
At SFC, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have experience in working with adolescents and adults in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, family problems, and academic underachievement. In addition, each clinician has other areas of expertise. For example, we have clinicians experienced in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, personality disorders, and marital problems.
Please note that our clinicians are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each clinician is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for his or her clients and the quality of care provided.
Bernard Ivin, LCSW – SFC Founder & Clinician
“After more than two decades in private practice, what I have learned the most is that the human spirit is strong, resilient, and capable of greatness. It is this knowledge that keeps me eternally optimistic. Given the opportunity, I will do everything in my power to help you discover this truth for yourself.”
Paul DePinto, LPC – Clinician
“Many of my clients come to therapy anxious or reluctant about being in treatment. I take pride in being able to make the experience comfortable for them. Even though we are discussing serious issues, we have moments of fun and laughter. It is my enthusiasm and sense of humor that helps put clients at ease and enables them to get the most out of therapy.”
Nelson Hadler, LCSW, LCADC – Clinician
“While my years of clinical experience and extensive knowledge of addiction and mental health difficulties are important, it is the genuine care and compassion I provide clients that is the key to their healing and recovery.”
Jennifer Johnson, LPC – Clinician
“Most of my clinical experience has been in the hospital setting. This has prepared me well in managing crisis situations and treating challenging mental health conditions. I have extensive knowledge and expertise in working with teenagers. My calm and unassuming style encourages them to be open and honest even when discussing the most sensitive of issues.”
Ron Redmerski, LPC – Clinician
“After serving in the US Army (Special Operations Force) and then a career on Wall Street, I made a decision to pursue my true passion, to become a professional counselor. My diverse and unique background gives me a perspective on life that is conducive to effective problem solving and the application of CBT strategies.”
To learn more about our services and fees, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us now.