Lenny has been practicing therapy for over 7 years and has had extensive training in the field of human behavior and development. He graduated with honors and obtained his MSW from Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service. He is an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the States of New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. Lenny also received his LCADC (Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor) from the State of New Jersey. He has been formally trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) from The Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA and has received his Diplomat Status from The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Lenny also received certification in Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT) after experiencing a personal issue with a movement disorder that almost left him paralyzed. Lenny started his career in the helping field as a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and chose to become a talk-therapist when he realized he had a gift for helping people address more than just their back problems.
Lenny’s experience includes working with diverse groups of people and issues such as aging, addiction, anxiety, OCD, forensic patients, family therapy, LGBTQ + concerns, anger management issues, and relationship issues to name a few.
Lenny has worked at organizations such as Turning Point, New Bridge Medical Center, and The Bergen County Jail. In these roles, he was able to develop his clinical skills and work as an advocate for the undeserved populations such as detainees and those struggling with addiction. He has published articles in prominent journals and magazines about his experience working in the corrections system. His specialties are centered around anxiety related concerns, issues pertaining to people involved in the arts, LGBTQ+ concerns, and movement disorders.
Additionally, Lenny continues to pursue his diverse background in the arts. He started his career as an actor and received his Bachelor’s from Columbia College in Chicago. He has performed on stage in numerous Off-Broadway productions. He is also a fine artist and painter and has had his works prominently displayed in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and worked with organizations such as Art-o-mat.