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My New Days Counseling
  • Who comes to therapy at My New Days Counseling?
    My New Days Counseling provides therapy to all those that desire professional guidance through their mental health journey. People that experience traumatic events seek clinical support with Dahiana. At My New Days, people with a diverse wealth of experiences and situations actively engage in mental health therapy.
  • Why should I go to therapy at My New Days Counseling?
    Visit our Services page for further details, but Dahiana will collaborate with you if you have a desire to process and heal from challenges such as: Loss of a loved one Changes in your family life Grief and loss Relationship difficulties Work-life balance Managing emotions and behaviors Traumatic experiences My New Days Counseling encourages you to book a 15 minute Meet & Greet for a more individualized answer.
  • Do I need medical insurance for therapy at My New Days Counseling?
    No, you do not need to have medical insurance, you can pay out-of pocket for your therapy sessions. If you do happen to have insurance, then My New Days will bill your insurance carrier and inform you of any necessary copays. See our Fees & Policies page for further details.
  • How long is a therapy session?
    An initial first session can last 50-60 minutes long. Typically a follow-up session lasts 45-50 minutes. If there is a crisis, a session can last 50-60 minutes. See our Fees & Policies page for our service fee schedule.
  • How long do I need to be in therapy?
    The length of treatment depends on the presenting challenges you share with Dahiana. Different situations require different amount of sessions. There are short-term interventions - anything from 4-12 weeks of treatment. Or there are longer term therapy interventions lasting anything from 20 weeks to 6-12 months long. See our page titled: “The Therapeutic Process at My New Days” for more details. Or book a 15 minute Meet & Greet for a more individualized answer.
  • When are sessions held?
    Sessions are scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Evening and some Saturday hours are available. Book a 15 minute Meet & Greet with Dahiana to discuss your scheduling needs.
  • Do I need to go in-person to receive therapy?
    No, at My New Days Counseling there is an option for telehealth services. If you have insurance, you can ask your benefits department for telehealth services coverage. See our “Telehealth Services” and “Fees and Policies” pages for further details.
  • What happens in mental health therapy sessions?
    In therapy at My New Days, you will lead the topic session. Dahiana will listen attentively and utilize active-reflective listening skills to ensure there is a clear understanding of your perspective and presenting challenges. Dahiana will serve as your temporary vessel of processing to enhance self-exploration and lead you to meet your personal or familiar mental health goals. See our page titled: “The Therapeutic Process” for more details. Or book a 15 minute Meet & Greet for a more individualized answer.
  • Will the information I share in sessions be shared with anyone else?
    Dahiana P. Grisales, LCSW follows the NAWS Code of Ethics and all information that you share in session is highly private and confidential. Under our Fees & Policies page you will find limits to confidentiality and a link to the NASW Code of Ethics page.
  • Does participating in therapy mean I have a problem?
    My New Days Counseling knows you are not broken, there is nothing wrong with you. These questions are not rare to have, despite experiencing intense negative emotions, you can recover, find hope, and radiate internal happiness. You are on the path of healing and being the person you always wanted to be if you are here. A path that leads you to start your new days! Call My New Days today and explore your mental health needs with Dahiana.
  • What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?
    A LCSW is an independent mental health practitioner that has earned a master’s degree from an accredited university, has completed the prior level of licensure (LSW) Licensed Social Worker and maintains their LCSW credential by completing 40 hours of Board of Social Work Examiners approved continuing educational credits every two years to maintain their licensure. A LCSW is a mental health practitioner that can diagnose mental health disorders and provide psychotherapy services. In order to initially receive an LCSW, the social worker must document completion of 1920 “clinical social work service” hours as defined by the NJ Social Work Regulations, Subchapter 1.2–Definitions. If the social worker has begun accruing hours on or after September 17, 2018, they will follow the current NJ Social Work Regulations. They will need to document a total of 3,000 hours of work completed within 2-4 consecutive years (24-48 months) after earning a master’s degree in social work. At least 1,920 of these hours shall be in face-to-face client contact that meet the definition of "clinical social work services." At least half of the 1,920 hours (960) shall be providing psychotherapeutic counseling (see the NJ Social Work Regulations, Subchapter 1.2–Definitions). The social worker must be supervised by a qualified supervisor while accruing the “clinical social work service” hours. In May of 1991, the State of NJ passed legislation requiring all social workers to be certified or licensed as a way to protect the public from fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation. This law is administered by the Board of Social Work Examiners(BSWE), whose members are appointed by the Governor and are under the Division of Consumer Affairs. The practice of social work in NJ is outlined by Statutes and Regulations. If you have ever asked yourself any of the previous questions, you may want to consider a free 15 minute consultation with Dahiana P. Grisales, LCSW from My New Days Counseling.
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