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SHEMSI PRINZIVALLI, Ph.D., LPC, CADC, BCTS

Shemsi Prinzivalli, LPC,CADC, BCTS has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years.
She has a Ph. D. in biological sciences (please note she is not a Clinical Psychologist, but an LPC). She is Ivy-League educated, with an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), a CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), a BCTS (Board Certified Trauma Specialist). She is also trained in sex therapy and couples therapy.
As an integrative practitioner, she does not use one specific modality, but draws on a range of skills to personalize the needs of each individual. She works also with anxiety, depression, addictions of all kinds, identity confusion, self-esteem, excess stress and other issues which cause human suffering. She believes that well-being is available to everyone regardless of life circumstances, past history, or even previous difficulties in therapy. She provides an individualized approach while drawing on a wide range of training in various skill areas, including sex therapy, DBT, 12-step work, and work with the unconscious mind.  


Shemsi brings a unique background, life experience and in-depth professional training to her work. With expertise in treating a wide variety of difficulties, including those listed above, the work is always individualized and responsive to your particular needs and situation. Drawing on a network of skilled professionals, there may be times when a consult with a psychopharmacologist, pain specialist, internist or other professional might be recommended. This will always be done with frequent communication, including any individuals you already work with and wish to include in a team approach. Alternatively, you may wish for no one to know you are in therapy. For physicians, clinicians, attorneys and high-profile individuals, this may be particularly important. Treating struggling professionals who tend to suffer in silence is one of her specialties. 


As a couples counselor with a focus on communication skills and working with subconscious patterns, as well as in-depth  training in Core Voice Dialogue, and couples work, she will work with you to provide very individualized care..Core Dialogue is ng advanced training in accessing subconscious patterns which contribute to suffering. She welcomes the opportunity to work with you, your family or those you love. You will always be treated with respect and with the utmost of confidentiality.