Hello, my name Is Dr. Nelly de Ridder and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Phd in Clinical Social Work from NYU. I pride myself in being very open, kind, non-judgmental, easy to speak to and energetic. I believe that seeking therapy takes strength and is an investment in you for you and others around you. I believe that as humans we all have life lessons to share and learn. I see myself as part of a team and I align myself with my clients and will always have their back and best interest in mind.I have extensive experience with mood disorders personality disorders, LGBTQ, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, adjustment to life, just to name a few. I utilize CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and solutions focused therapy. I do not use a cookie cutter approach; instead, I develop unique treatment plans for each individual.I have been honored with the opportunity to teach in the graduate degree program at Fordham University. I believe that teaching is an honor as one who teaches is also a student of their students. I have taught advanced clinical practice, diagnoses and assessment.