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Shame,and Stigma that cause Abused to stay Silent: Guest George O’Gilvie

17 June 2017 Blogroll

Vassell “George” O’Gilvie BSW MSW LCSW-R PC founder and CEO of Hudson Valley Dynamic Counseling (HVDC) at 224 Church Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The mission of HVDC is to provide mental health counseling/ psychotherapy to individuals and families in need of  emotional and psychological services related to, stress, trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, grief and domestic abuse.Vasselle has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work ,which includes program administration, leadership, team building, conflict resolution, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), psycho-education, and stress/anger management. Expertise in child welfare and Foster Cares services.George is also a Seminar field instructor for Fordham University and received his Psychotherapy license from the NYS State Education Department .Vassell is a provider for the (OASAS) Office of Alcoholism Substance Abuse Services,New York State.   

Phyllis Pascal, born in Grenada and lived in Canada.. She’s a mother and a survivor of domestic violence. For15yrs Phyllis worked in the social service sector, with youth and  familes who faced educational, economical and social barriers. This  May 2017,she celebrated her 3rd year of victory, her survival of a vicious knife attack by the father of her child. Phyllis now speaks publicly about her experience because she believe that she is alive today to bring  awareness to issues of domestic violence against women. To also bring to the forefront how volatile relationships affects not only the victims but also the children, family and the community.



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