Adult & Pediatric Counseling Specialists PLLC
Repairing and preventing emotional harm through a unique balance of empathetic listening and creative counseling strategies.
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Candace Maisel, LCSW
EMDRIA Certified Therapist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Brainspotting Certified Practitioner
Philosophy: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” – Michelangelo. With the right support and guidance, I believe each individual has the capacity to live a rich, full life, free of the emotional and psychological burdens that may hinder our pursuit of happiness and personal fulfillment. Together, in a comfortable, nonjudgmental atmosphere, we can identify and empower the strengths already within to create a meaningful, fulfilling change.
Style: I specialize in trauma work using the neuroscience-based approaches of EMDR and Brainspotting. These methods can serve as a catalyst for healing if you're feeling stuck in treatment or struggling to heal a psychological wound. I ask all new clients to work with a primary therapist and see me for adjunct trauma work as a secondary therapist.
I invite each client to engage in an integrative, holistic experience where all aspects of your well-being are valued and incorporated into our process. I appreciate the power of humor to facilitate interpersonal connections and honor the resilience of the human spirit.
Specialties: Adolescents, Families, Trauma & Crisis Intervention using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Experience: For the past 9 years I have worked in a variety of residential settings with adolescents, adults, and families struggling to cope with trauma, depression, anxiety, school avoidance, social phobias, disordered eating, and self-destructive behaviors.
Education: MSW Tulane University New Orleans 2015
License: CT LCSW 2018
Certification: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP); Disaster Mental Health & Trauma Studies Certification (Tulane University); Brainspotting Certified Therapist; EMDRIA Certified Therapist, which has afforded me the opportunity to be a proud volunteer of Fairfield County's Trauma Response Team.