Sandy Romero, LMHC - New York Therapist at Grow Therapy

Sandy Romero

Sandy Romero


8 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a licensed mental health professional with extensive experience in supporting individuals on their path to improved well-being. With a Master's degree in Counseling from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, I have honed my skills over 7 years. My approach involves utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients effectively manage the challenges they face in their daily lives. Whether it's anxiety, depression, PTSD, or relationship difficulties, I am dedicated to assisting children, adolescents, and adults in overcoming these obstacles. I have focused my career on helping individuals navigate their everyday struggles. By incorporating empathy and compassion into my practice, I guide clients using evidence-based methods to achieve a fulfilling life. My ultimate objective is to empower individuals to navigate their unique challenges, fostering resilience and a sense of normalcy and balance. Through the creation of a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, I facilitate personal growth and facilitate lasting positive change for those I have the privilege of working with.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, clients can expect a welcoming and confidential space. We'll discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and your goals, establishing a therapeutic connection. You're in control of how much you share, and I'll outline my therapeutic approach. We may explore initial coping strategies, and by the end, you'll have a sense of whether you're comfortable and supported in our therapeutic relationship, with a clear understanding of what to expect in future sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As an LMHC, I have the privilege of working with individuals from all walks of life, including those with ADHD, relationship problems, and low self-esteem. My extensive expertise enables me to effectively support and guide clients of various ages and family dynamics. In my practice, I focus on addressing a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors, self-esteem and identity development, impulse control and attention challenges, grief and loss, and parenting and relational challenges. I am dedicated to helping clients navigate these challenges and find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. With children and adolescents, I specialize in understanding the unique obstacles they face during their developmental years. I excel in assisting them with issues like depression, anxiety, self-destructive and addictive behaviors, as well as supporting their self-esteem and identity development. Additionally, I provide valuable guidance to parents and families, helping them strengthen their communication skills and foster healthy relationships. When working with adults, I bring a diverse skill set to the table, allowing me to address a range of issues that impact their well-being. I provide support in managing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career transitions, and self-exploration. By creating a supportive and collaborative environment, I encourage adults to comfortably explore their concerns and discover new paths to personal growth and fulfillment. One of my key strengths lies in providing comprehensive support across the lifespan. I recognize and understand the unique needs and dynamics of individuals and families at different stages of life, enabling me to tailor my approach to effectively address their specific challenges and goals. Whether it's working with children, adolescents, adults, or families, my ultimate aim is to empower clients to find greater peace, happiness, and success in their lives and relationships.

About Sandy Romero

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

In my practice, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) by initially assessing my clients' concerns and establishing clear treatment goals collaboratively. I educate them about the CBT approach, emphasizing the link between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Throughout therapy, we work together to identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns, fostering healthier thinking and coping skills. Homework assignments and practical exercises are integrated to reinforce learning. By regularly monitoring progress and adapting the treatment plan as necessary, I aim to empower my clients to make lasting positive changes in their lives through CBT techniques.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

In my practice, I employ mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) by beginning with a thorough assessment of my clients and working with them to establish clear treatment goals. I introduce them to the principles of MBT, emphasizing the importance of being present and non-judgmental in their experiences. Throughout therapy, we explore mindfulness exercises and techniques to enhance awareness and reduce reactivity. Mindfulness practices, both in session and as homework assignments, are integrated to reinforce learning and encourage clients to apply mindfulness in their daily lives. By consistently tracking progress and adapting the treatment plan as necessary, I aim to empower my clients to cultivate lasting positive changes through the practice of mindfulness.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

I incorporate Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) by commencing with a comprehensive assessment of my clients' concerns and collaboratively setting clear treatment objectives. I educate them about the foundations of REBT, highlighting the role of irrational beliefs in shaping emotions and behaviors. During therapy, we work together to identify and challenge these irrational beliefs, fostering more rational and constructive thinking patterns. Homework assignments and practical exercises are integrated to reinforce learning and encourage clients to apply REBT principles in their daily lives. By consistently monitoring progress and adapting the treatment plan as needed, I aim to empower my clients to achieve lasting positive changes through REBT techniques.