Phyllis Fonseca, MSW, LICSW

Ms. Fonseca earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work.  A licensed independent clinical social worker, she has worked as a faculty member, administrator, and a clinician at several private and public colleges. Her therapeutic style is relational and focuses on supporting the client’s existing strengths to bolster emotional growth and behavioral change.  In addition, as a social worker, Ms Fonseca appreciates the impact of each individual’s life environment, i.e. family, community, culture, faith, socio-economic status, and larger societal forces on their current functioning).  Ms. Fonseca’s clinical interests include identity development in its many forms, e.g., race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, immigration experiences, first-generation college, and more; the developmental transition from adolescence to adulthood; fostering healthy interpersonal skills and healthy relationships; managing mood disorders; and crisis interventions. In her free time, Ms. Fonseca enjoys time with her family, friends and her golden retriever, spending time near any ocean, and watching old tv crime series.

Ms. Fonseca's clinical interests include identity development in its many forms, e.g., race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, immigration experiences, first generation college, and more; the developmental transition from adolescence to adulthood; fostering healthy interpersonal skills and healthy relationships; managing mood disorders; and crisis interventions. In her free time, Ms. Fonseca enjoys time with her family, friends and her golden retriever, spending time near any ocean, and watching old tv crime series.

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