Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW, MA
Co-Founder, Clinical Director, and Psychotherapist
Since completing my graduate training at New York University, I have worked as a psychotherapist with a wide variety of clients, including adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Some of the issues I regularly address with clients include depression, anxiety, couples and relationship concerns, trauma, abuse (verbal, physical, sexual; both male and female), the underlying causes (psychological and physiological) of substance abuse, family conflict, work and school issues, and more.
As a Field Instructor for New York University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, and Seton Hall University, I supervise graduate students in their clinical work, and I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work at NYU. I also supervise psychotherapists privately and am listed on the NASW Clinical Supervision Register. In addition to my work at Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates, I also currently see clients for an agency that specializes in adolescent and family therapy. I have worked with adult and adolescent substance abusers and also have considerable experience doing therapy with adult and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and with adolescent offenders. I have presented the required training for school staff in New Jersey on how to deal with suicidal ideation. I am fully licensed in both New Jersey and New York.
We started Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates with a vision: we try to provide each client with psychotherapy that is compassionate, empathetic, and understanding. We love our work, and we hope that our clients feel that. We also provide an alternative to the distant, unknowable “How does that make you feel” therapist; we are engaged, present, and proactive with our clients. We are partners in the work with you—partners in positive change.
Michael Diaz, MSW, LSW
Michael Diaz, MSW, LSW was educated at New York University and Fordham University. He has been a director of social work at two nursing homes in the area. He assisted patients and their families in community resource management and end of life decisions. He has been a Senior Case Manager working with chronically mentally ill adults in residential settings. He has worked in-home with children and families doing behavior modification plans and family counseling. Currently, he works as well for Bergen County at the Division of Family Guidance in the Juvenile and Family Crisis Unit, providing family therapy and crisis counseling.
Samantha Breslin, MSW, LCSW
I received my MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Before attending NYU, I graduated from the University of Virginia, having double-majored in Psychology and English. Both subjects have been passions of mine, which I feel converged nicely in social work school.
I previously worked with patients in the Inpatient Psychiatric Department of Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, where I saw adults with acute and chronic mental illness. There I was exposed to a vast range of diagnoses, including co-occurring disorders, depression, suicidality, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, various forms of psychosis, and substance abuse. I then worked with adolescents within the counseling center of a community agency in Manhattan, which serves at-risk youth. In the field and the classroom, studying individuals, groups, and social systems with a person-in-environment approach has been an enriching experience; I am developing a new lens through which I see the world, viewing people in their broader contexts, combining biological, psychological, and sociological layers of life, unique to each and every individual.
The clinicians at Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates have a refreshingly unique counseling style that fosters an engaging exchange between therapist and client. In the time I have been involved with the practice, I have seen exceptional, passionate clinicians partner with their clients towards individually tailored goals. They make a truly inspiring team of people with whom to work and from whom to learn.