Reisa's clients would describe her as compassionate, direct, non-judgmental, and focused on resolving challenges. Her goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship that allows vulnerabilities to be expressed and concerns to be shared. Clients can expect to be met with respect, empathy, and a treatment approach tailored to their specific needs.
While Reisa enjoys working with clients of all ages with a broad spectrum of issues, she specializes in substance use disorders, its effects on the family, and other process addictions. As a high school social worker, she has worked with adolescents that are challenged with a diversity of issues: addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, self-harm, disordered eating, relationship challenges, truancy, and sexuality.
Reisa utilize solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. By using various therapeutic approaches and techniques, She and her cleints explore thought and behavior patterns that may be damaging, destructive or not self-serving.
By exploring what we believe and being open to change, by practicing effective coping skills, and by utilizing the strengths we already have, it is certainly possible to move toward a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. And as someone once said, “you can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails.”
Reisa Berg-Villani LCSW
Clinical Director / Licensed Clinical Social Worker