Colleen Gallagher (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Colleen specializes in Mindfulness, Compassion-Focused, MBCT/DBT, & Stress Reduction-helping those in healthcare, education, business, arts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in West Nyack, NY
Supervised by Ian Laidlaw -New Jersey / 44SC05807600

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Our patterns tell us a lot. Whether you're a professional, a parent, sibling or spouse, you can often see what's working, or perhaps what’s getting in your way. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, uncertain, overwhelmed, sad or angry - all normal. You want to feel more ease, confidence, calm, comfortable in your own skin. Using an integrated approach, I help you shift towards real change ...for your sense of self, relationships, career, school, dating, family, quality of life, even joy.

My Background and Approach

My approaches are varied and you can always expect my full presence. Some people find they are interested in incorporating/learning mindfulness and meditation as part of their therapeutic treatment. Others find the practical day-to-day strategies helpful. While others find the humanistic and psychodynamic exploration of deeper ways of knowing the self -very rich and transformative. You'll find my approaches (Psychodynamic, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Compassion Focused, MBCT-Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy, ACT-Acceptance and Commitment, DBT- Dialectical Behavioral therapy and trauma-informed Mind-Body medicine) - to be an excellent fit in working with your anxiety, stress/overwhelm, life transitions, mood shifts, career, family/relationship dynamics, compulsivity/habits, sense of self and place in the world...

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have found that providing a space of trustworthiness and safety is where real change can happen. People find me warm, accessible, & down-to-earth and we use the practical as well as deep. I believe each person has the innate ability for wholeness and the potential to know/live their highest self. Through a relational, interdependent, and mind-body approach one can shift towards real change to help restore relationships and the nervous system, balance mood, heal loss & build positive self-regard. I have years of experience training others in mindfulness, stress-anxiety reduction, meditation and somatic (body) practices. I'm a former teacher and Broadway actor, a mother of three young adults, an artist, and long-time meditator. I feel privileged to connect with others and accompany them on the journey - living life in all its fullness with hope, humor, and resilience.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session


201-416-9878 Email Colleen
719 W Nyack Rd Suite 43
West Nyack, NY 10994
852 Franklin Ave
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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