Veronica Paige, LMSW
Although Veronica was raised in South Florida she spent as much time as she could in New York City and this is where she feels at home and where she is her most authentic self. She is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University, where she initially was focused on the pre-med track, but majored in Psychology and realized that is where her passion truly lied. She has an endless curiosity about human nature and has an undeniable talent for helping people find, embrace, and love the unique individual inside themselves.
She then pursued a master’s in social work from New York University Silver School, where she did her internship at a homeless shelter working with a wide variety of clients with issues such as supporting those with: severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, personality disorders and extensive histories of trauma like domestic violence and sexual assault.
Passionate about post graduate training Veronica has completed two years of intensive psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory and practice of therapeutic techniques at NIP, The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, where she focused on working with individuals doing both short-term and long-term treatment. Although her therapeutic approach mainly draws from psychodynamic theory, she also feels that one’s past undoubtedly impacts one’s present and future. Veronica’s style is overall eclectic as she incorporates many different theories such as trauma informed work, family systems theory, attachment theory, CBT & DBT. She feels there is no one-size fits all when it comes to therapy!
Her goal is to provide a safe, empathetic environment for clients to express their specific needs and meet them where they are. Veronica acknowledges that clients are the experts on their own lives and views all human beings as endless multifaceted, complex, and purely one-of-a-kind individuals.
Currently Veronica attends the Training Institute for Mental Health which specializes in couples and relationship counseling. Having a keen interest in this area, Veronica also attended New York University’s International Program in Paris on couples and family therapy regarding how different cultures view Mental Health and Psychotherapy. Having done so, she is culturally sensitive and enjoys working with clients from around the globe.
In her free time, when able, she loves to travel, roam and eat her way around new places. She loves the opportunity to put herself in the shoes of the locals the same way she does with her clients. A favorite pastime is vintage and thrift shopping, as she has a keen eye for finding that one piece no one else would want and giving it a new vibrancy with her creative style, similar to how she inspires excitement and joy in those around her. She effortlessly connects with everyone; allowing her the privilege to have many close friends from all walks of life. She is so grateful for them and values them like family, and is always there to lend a supporting shoulder or a listening ear to all who know and love her.