Hi! My name is Milissa Aronson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over two decades of experience treating stress and anxiety.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Summit, NJ
Going through a change or planning for a change? Sometimes life hits us with the unexpected. Sometimes even things that we were excited about and looking forward to can feel surprisingly overwhelming. These things can leave us feeling scared and overwhelmed -- but you are not alone and there is help! I will work with you to help you understand what you are feeling, give you tools to manage your emotions to prevent them from becoming overwhelming so that you can adjust to this transition.
Ready for a change? Know that you deserve more and are not sure how to get there or can't find the courage or motivation to start? You came to the right place. I will work with you to develop a clear plan for your growth and help you to clarify your why. Together, we will personalize tools that you can seamlessly incorporate into your life that can help you start to gradual, sustainable change.
Feeling overwhelmed with everything you are managing right now? Does it seem like you can't keep up or can't seem to relax? My work helps you to incorporate seamless habits into your existing routine so that you can feel some quick relief from stress and anxiety and have tools you can easily use to relax when needed. As you start to feel better, we work on increasing your self-understanding and recognizing patterns so that you can make sustainable changes in your life.
I take a collaborative approach in my work and believe that you are the expert on yourself. My overall therapeutic approach is relational, where my goal is to help you gain a better understanding of the way you perceive things and react in relationships and draw connections to how your past experiences may impact current your current situation so that you can sustain lasting, improved change.
I am trained in Eye-Moved Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for treating trauma, as well as other conditions, such as anxiety, depression, panic, stress, performance, anxiety, and grief.
I am a HeartMath Certified Practitioner. HeartMath Heart-Rate Variability is a form of biofeedback that helps you build coherence- an optimal physiological, coherent state where the heart, brain, and emotions align in harmony. Increased coherence has been shown to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, increase mental clarity and performance, and help to manage trauma. It is easy to learn, convenient to practice, and measured with detailed printouts during each session.