Hayley Schiller, LMSW

About Hayley Schiller, LMSW

Hayley Schiller is a Licensed Social Worker for the State of New York who has earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. With prior experience working with diverse communities and populations, Ms. Schiller specializes in providing non-judgmental, culturally competent care for clients from all backgrounds. Her experience includes working with patients with symptoms of anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and trauma. Ms. Schiller takes a strengths-based approach with her clients and emphasizes exploring the client's environment and putting their needs in the context of their environment. Her goal is to provide a safe space for her clients to speak freely and work towards a positive future. For clients wondering what a typical session with Ms. Schiller looks like, she explains that after the first session where they get to know each other better, an average session follows a structured agenda. It starts with checking in on the client's mood and how they've been feeling since the last session. Then, they set the agenda by picking a topic or two to discuss during the session. Collaboratively, they discuss the topic(s) and come up with an action plan of at least one strategy to practice in between sessions. Ms. Schiller answers the worksheets from Monday to Friday and checks the message board daily.

Try These 3 Practices to Reduce Holiday Stress

By |2023-08-31T14:51:29+02:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Social Anxiety, Stress, Wellness|

The holidays can be a stressful time for many.  Whether that is from planning, coordinating care when establishments are closed, or feeling more isolated, know that your feelings are valid.  Feeling stressed can be an uncomfortable feeling, and can come with different symptoms, depending on the person.  In psychology, polyvagal theory can explain some [...]

How to Get Screened for Depression

By |2023-08-31T14:54:37+02:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Depression, Mental Health|

Did you know that National Depression Screening Day is October 6th?  While this might be a specific date to raise awareness on the importance of screening people for depression, any day is a good day to get screened yourself. In this article, we are going to discuss how to get access to screening, [...]

How to Deepen Communication After Kids

By |2023-08-31T14:56:35+02:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships|

Journey to Parenthood We all know that pregnancy isn’t easy, but what about the next steps after the child arrives?  After childbirth, you may notice that in addition to juggling your parental responsibilities, you also need to communicate differently with those around regarding your and your child’s needs. In today’s blog article, we are [...]

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

By |2023-08-31T14:58:56+02:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

Have you ever experienced emotions combined with physical symptoms?  You may be experiencing what is known as mind-body connection!  In this article, we are going to explore what exactly mind-body connection is, ways to get in tune with our mind-body connection, and strategies to improve the connection! What is the Mind Body Connection? Mind-body [...]

Tools for Coping With Anger

By |2023-08-31T14:59:19+02:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Anger Management, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Wellness|

TW: If you or someone you know is experiencing violent thoughts or actions due to anger, please stop and connect with these help now resources. Anger can emerge in many forms: from the slow buildup of upsetting situations to a sudden, unexpected event.  Anger is usually considered an unpleasant experience and can be particularly [...]

The Psychology Behind Affirmations

By |2023-08-31T14:59:46+02:00August 7th, 2022|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

Have you ever heard of or tried the practice of affirmations?  Affirmations, or to affirm oneself through positive statements, is becoming an increasingly popular action in people’s self-care routines.  In addition, affirmations can help counter negative emotional experiences, such as self-doubt and anxiety. But why are affirmations so popular?  For some, on a surface [...]

What is ADHD and Tips for Support

By |2023-08-31T15:01:11+02:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting|

What is ADHD ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  It is one of the most common diagnoses in childhood, and can last into and affect adults as well.  ADHD is considered a neurodevelopmental disorder, and can be diagnosed by mental health professionals.  It also ranges vastly in terms of the intensity of symptoms among [...]

6 Misconceptions about BPD

By |2023-08-31T15:01:18+02:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, BPD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Treatment|

Trigger warning: This article briefly mentions self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Borderline Personality (BPD) is believed to affect anywhere between 1-4% of the population.  It can be argued that BPD is the most commonly talked about personality disorder currently.  While these discussions can bring about awareness and advocacy for the proper treatment of the diagnosis, it [...]

Simple Summer Practices for Self-Care

By |2023-08-31T15:01:28+02:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Stress, Wellness|

The weather is warming, the days are longer…yep!  It is summer again!  How does the Summer make you feel?  With the change in season comes new opportunities to practice self-care.  From capitalizing on daylight to taking stock of seasonal produce, we have you covered! In this article, we will discuss self-care strategies that are specific [...]

How to Know You Experienced Emotional Neglect and What to Do

By |2023-08-31T15:02:12+02:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships|

Disclaimer:  While we will be talking about the topic of neglect in today’s article, please know that this article is aimed for adults who have experienced emotional neglect growing up, or presently with a romantic partner.  If you suspect a minor you know is being neglected emotionally or physically, please contact a therapist, mandated reporter, [...]

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