Dr. Nelly de Ridder, Phd,LCSW
Hello, my name Is Dr. Nelly de Ridder and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my PhD in Clinical Social Work from NYU. I pride myself in being very open, kind, non-judgmental, easy to speak to and energetic. I believe that seeking therapy takes strength and is an investment in you for you and others around you. I believe that as humans we all have life lessons to share and learn. I see myself as part of a team and I align myself with my clients and will always have their back and best interest in mind.
I have extensive experience with mood disorders personality disorders, anxiety/panic, chronic illness, cognitive changes, grief, relationship issues, LGBTQ, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, adjustment to life, work stress, caregiver stress, just to name a few. I utilize CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and solutions focused therapy. I do not use a cookie cutter approach; instead, I develop unique treatment plans for each individual.
I have been honored with the opportunity to teach in the graduate degree program at Fordham University. I believe that teaching is an honor as one who teaches is also a student of their students. I have taught advanced clinical practice, diagnoses and assessment.