Joseph Fifield, LMHC

Joseph is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. He specializes in anxiety and stress reduction, anger management, couples and marital therapy, sex therapy, and depression. Joseph offers a warm and safe atmosphere where his clients explore and gain insight about themselves and their relationships. Joseph has had success utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Techniques (MBCT) and Solution Focused Brief Treatment (SFBT) into his therapeutic approach.

Prior to starting private practice Joseph worked as a counselor at an employee assistance program (EAP) providing short-term, evidence based therapy to employees of over 200 companies. In a former role, Joseph served as a social worker with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York working with individuals, couples and families in Queens, NY. He began his voyage into therapy at the Psychological Services Institute in Manhattan where he was trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He also served as an academic counselor for over two years at a private English academy in Japan. He has participated in multiple trainings that include: Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Short-term Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma and PTSD, sex therapy and sexual dysfunction, grief counseling, substance abuse and dual diagnosis, crisis intervention and risk assessment, cultural competency, and violence prevention. 

 

 

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License: New York State, Active

Education: MSEd Mental Health Counseling, Fordham University 2010
BA Economics, Fordham University 2001

 

 

 

Alison Markowitz, LCSW

Alison is an empathic, supportive, and caring Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 10 years of clinical experience. She believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is of upmost importance and directly correlates to the success of therapy.  Therefore she prioritizes creating a warm, safe and non-judgmental environment.

Alison’s style is active and collaborative.  She utilizes several modern therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based, Solution Focused, Family Systems Theory and Motivational Interviewing. Alison draws from a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience, having worked closely with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of mental health settings in New York City. Her specialties include: career/workplace stress, anxiety (generalized, obsession compulsive disorder and panic attacks), attention deficit disorder (ADD), trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, and life stage transitions.

Prior to joining private practice, Alison most recently focused her career on providing mental health services to employees and their families through Employee Assistance Programs.  Alison worked on-site at the New York City Fire Department’s Employee Assistance Program, Counseling Service Unit and Humana Wellness Solutions Employee Assistance program.  Through this work Alison provided assessments, crisis interventions, referrals, and both short and long-term counseling to employees and their families.  Alison also worked as a psychotherapist with Catholic Charities at two outpatient mental health clinics and on a mobile outreach team.

Alison received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Lehigh University and her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. 

 

 

License: New York State, Active

Education: Master of Social Work, Fordham University 2009

Elizabeth McInnes, LCSW

Elizabeth is a strengths-based and client-centered Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years post-master’s experience.  Elizabeth’s goal is to help clients understand their life journeys and empower them to make the healthy changes they are seeking.  She offers a safe, non-judgmental, and affirming therapeutic space that values the dignity and worth of every person.

Elizabeth utilizes a variety of approaches including supportive therapy, insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.  Her interests and specialties include: trauma, depression, adjustment, anxiety, panic, loss and separation, poor self-esteem, confidence issues, life transitions, coming-out issues, and interpersonal relationships.

Prior to joining private practice, Elizabeth worked with immigrant survivors of torture for seven years and continues to work in this field. She has been drawn to working in the realm of human rights, trauma recovery and healing with individuals, groups, and communities. She has worked with diverse client populations including union members, homeless, LGBTQ+ individuals, and survivors of domestic violence and trafficking. Elizabeth is a certified field instructor for graduate social work students in training. She has studied and volunteered in Central America, Thailand, and the Navajo Nation.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Fordham University and her Master of Social Work Degree at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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License: New York State, Active

Education: Master of Social Work, Hunter College 2010