Gurpreet Singh, LICSW

Gurpreet Singh

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients


 

Clientele

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Parents

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication challenges
  • Relationship concerns
  • Loss and grief
  • Asian-American identity
  • Parent-child cultural conflicts
  • Adolescent identity development
  • Children
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder

Professional statement

Gurpreet Singh is a therapist with expertise in anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, communication issues, parent-child conflicts, and cultural concerns. She received her MSW from Rutgers University and completed a post graduate certificate program at the Yale Child Center. She has over 20 years of experience in the field and has worked in a variety of settings such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and Matheny School and Hospital.

Gurpreet provides therapy for both adolescents and adults. When working with adolescents, college students, parents, or adults, Gurpreet helps to enhance self compassion, balance, and all-around awareness. She will work to help you gain more confidence and joy in relationships, academics, career, and your overall life. Therapeutic techniques are based on individual’s needs.

Gurpreet is open to people of any sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or racial background or gender identity. She creates a safe and productive space for each client to understand the root of their challenges and move in a positive direction.


Specialties

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Relationship challenges – Unsatisfied relationship, communication difficulties
Family issues – Helping parents to improve relationships with children, communication strategies, and behavioral plans/interventions
Life transitions – Adjusting to a new country, community, school, career
Children's issues – Behavioral challenges at school and/or home, depression
Adolescents' issues – Academic stress, family and peer conflicts, struggles with identity
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
 

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boston College Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Harvard Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Lesley University Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (BCBS)
  • Northeastern University Student Insurance (BCBS)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual and couples sessions: $155

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $155 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Gurpreet can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions. 


Message to clients

"You may find that you are dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. Whatever your situation, I will work with you to help understand both your conscious and unconscious thought patterns and how your mind works overall, so you can enjoy the present moment, feel more enriched in your daily life, and move in a positive direction."


Treatment approaches

Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Relational therapy
Positive psychotherapyPositive psychotherapy focuses on positive emotions and client strengths, rather than deficits in order to reduce negative symptoms. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2005 - Present
Counseling Collaborative, Clinical Social Worker providing psychiatric evaluations, Lexington, MA, 2010 - 2013
Family First, Clinical Social Worker providing in-home needs assessments for children and families, Freehold, NJ, 2007 - 2009
Center for Psychological Services for Mercer County, Lawrenceville, NJ
Clinical Social Worker, 2003 - 2004
Matheny School and Hospital, Peapack, NJ, Social Worker, 2000-2003
Institute for Personal Growth, Psychotherapist, Highland Park, NJ, 1999-2001
Harborview Adolescent Center, Long Beach, CA, Clinical Social Worker, 1998
Johns Hopkins Hospital Child and Adolescent Day Psychiatric Program, Baltimore, MD, Clinical and Administrative Coordinator, 1996 - 1997

Yale Child Study Center, Post Masters Social Work Fellowship, 1995
Rutgers University, MSW, 1994


Languages

English