JUDITH PREIATO

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello and welcome. If you are here looking to find support for your teenage child, I know you must be worried and perhaps even gripped by fear. “We can only be as happy as our children are,” was a saying I related well to when my daughter was an adolescent. I spent most of her childhood/adolescence looking for treatment as we had adopted her from a Russian orphanage. For a four year period I drove her and myself an hour and 45 minutes each way to a therapist who was trained in attachment therapy. She ended up having to go to a therapeutic boarding school for a year to stay safe when she was 17 years old. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2002. I truly felt I had failed as a mother and a social worker.

When my daughter was 19 years old (4+ years ago), I began doing coaching work using a cognitive behavioral model called Think Love quest model founded by Catherina O’Gorman. I so wished I had come upon this sooner. Of course I have since learned that EVERYTHING occurs exactly as it should for our lessons and blessings in life. My relationship with my daughter improved vastly (as did everything in my life) upon using this model to move from limited fear based thinking to limitless love based thinking. This model is especially beneficial for teenagers to increase their awareness on what they are thinking. What we think influences what we believe, how we feel and how we behave. Intervention in the early years of this sort gives a lifetime tool to create or recreate one’s circumstances just by changing what one thinks. Of course it is one thing to say, ”change your thinking,” yet if you have no idea how to, it is nearly impossible.

My daughter has a beautiful life with her partner and their two daughters. I know for sure it is because of this work. She recognizes when she has a limited thought, she knows how to flip it to a limitless thought and then she tells me how things have changed because SHE changed how she was thinking. I have done this work with many children and teenagers successfully. This cognitive behavioral model along with person centered therapy is my approach to working with adolescents. I provide a safe and loving environment that gives the space for kids to come to their own ideas on what works for them. To truly empower another human to see their worth is my life’s work. Especially for a teenager whose years can be so full of angst. I find it most meaningful to show them how to access their potential while providing a life long tool.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #079529 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

Written by P.H. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Judith has been a great help to me over the last 6 months. She's the first therapist I've truly 'worked' with (and stuck with after the initial meeting). She blends a deep background in traditional therapy with a more innovative approach called 'Think Love' that has been impactful for me - despite my initial skepticism. I also really appreciate her compassionate demeanor as well as the way she remembers and reintroduces topics that have come up in previous conversations. I now look forward to talking with Judith each week even if nothing, in particular, is bothering me!

Written by V.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 3 months

Judy has been a wonderful resource both for our daughter and ourselves. It was especially stressful trying to find a therapist during lockdown, and we really appreciate how easy Judy made it for our daughter to connect with someone new.

Written by A.S. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Judith is the sweetest, most transparent person I have met in a very long time! She has helped me on my journey in such a tremendous way! I couldn’t thank her enough for everything she has done and taught me!

Written by J.E. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Judith has helped me incredibly over the past few months I have been working with her. She constantly checks in if she hasn’t heard from me in awhile and encourages me to contact her anytime I need to. She truly listens to what I have to say and makes me feel like I am talking to a friend rather than a counselor. She has given me the tools I need to think positively and I can’t thank her enough for all she has done!

Written by S.N. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Judith has been an amazing counselor. Working with her has given me a new perspective on life. She is a very non-judge mental individual who really helps you grow and come to conclusions yourself while giving you food for thought for self exploration. I highly recommend working with Judith if you need someone to talk to and if you’re truly looking to make changes in your life. Thanks for all of your support, Judith!

Written by S.T. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is the most amazing person, talented and understanding therapist and is slowly changing my life one session at a time. I cannot say enough good things about her❤

Written by K.R. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Judith is very genuine, responsive, and provides applicable solutions. Judith is a great accountability partner on my healing journey. She is very patient and honest. She truly wants the best for her clients.

Written by S.A. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I find her compassionate and competent.

Written by K.A. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My counselor Judith is AMAZING. I have been in therapy for about 10 years, and I never felt like I truly “clicked” with anyone. I recommended teen counseling to a friend, who by chance got matched with Judith, and loves her as well. I am so grateful to have her.

Written by N.I. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Kind, understanding and caring with a different perspective on therapy. Have loved working with Judith!

Written by T.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 3 weeks

Judith was very kind and easy going. She made me feel at ease and my daughter loved talking to her.

Written by M.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Judith is a very kind and a helpful counselor. She listens and helps you with the challenges in life that come up in a very intelligent and creative fashion. Highly recommend her!

Written by B.R. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Judith helped me through a particularly rough time. She is helping me identify more about myself than I previously realized and understand why I make the choices that I do. Further, she’s providing me the tools to build plans that take action towards a healthier future for myself and my family.

Written by C.H. on Apr 11, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Judy is lovely. And has a fabulous personality which comes through in her phone calls.

Written by C.A. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Judith is very willing to listen and offer a method to try to work through issues. This is something I haven't experienced with other counselors in the past, and it has helped me begin to change my perspective to be a better me.

Written by K.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Though it’s been barely a month, working with Dr. Judith has inspired a dramatic change in my health. Her spirit is tangible and most importantly, accessible. She is honest about her own experiences and makes you feel like you have a friend nearby at all times. That itself has been a monumental change for me, and has made my 7th attempt at therapy feel more effective than ever before. Thank you Dr. Judith!

Written by A.D. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Positive energy, amazing influence. Thank you!

Written by J.E. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with JUDITH for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Judith is the most caring, loving being I’ve ever met. Her words and advice are so love driven and I could believe everything she says. Her sweet devotion to my mental health and personal life is like no other and I trust her completely. I don’t look to Judith as a counselor or therapist I look to her as a loving friend who can help me through just about anything. Judith if you read this, thank you for all your help