Fred_1stFrederick Dombrowski, PhD Ca., LMHC, LPC, ACS, NCC

Fredrick Dombrowski began his career in mental health counseling in the spring of 1998 and has since worked in several different mental health settings including residential, outpatient, substance abuse, family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, and college counseling.

In 2006, he obtained his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Medaille College. In 2008, he began his own private practice in Williamsville, NY as he obtained his New York State License in Mental Health Counseling, which led to his creation of classes to assist other clinicians attempting to obtain licensure.

 

In 2009, he moved outside of Buffalo to the New York City Metro area where he accepted a position in a supervisory role with Our Collective Mental and then with the City College of New York’s Wellness and Counseling Center. While Fred’s duties were to provide therapeutic mental health treatment to students, he also assisted with education, direction, and training for mental health trainees, counselors, and staff. Within the realm of CCNY, Fred also provided Student Outreach on a number of different mental health issues (Stress Management, Domestic Violence, and LGBTQI Issues).

 

Fred’s therapeutic styles include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Mentalization Based Treatment, and Person Centered Therapy. .

 

Fred has been an adjunct professor for the Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program for Medaille College (Buffalo N.Y.) since 2010. He has also been an adjunct professor for the City College of New York (CUNY NYC).

 

In early 2012, Fred accepted a position with the Westchester Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Center as a mental health therapist and Coordinator for the Gateway Program. Through Fred’s work at the Gateway Program he has provided treatment for individuals specifically within the LGBT community and has provided ongoing supervision for clinicians working with LGBT clients. Fred has also provided community outreach for human services agencies about working with individuals from the LGBT community. While Fred provides mental health counseling to individuals and groups, he also provides supervision for post doctoral psychiatric residents in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

Fred began his PhD journey at Capella University in the Winter of 2013 and is currently in the dissertation phase of his doctoral degree. Fred has spoken at several events including The Grand Rounds Presentation for the Westchester Medical College, The New York Mental Health Counseling Association, and the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Educator Supervisors Conference. Fred has several areas of interest in clinical research. These areas include counselor reactions towards sexual offenders, counselors experience of secondary trauma, and planning for responses for students showing signs of personality disorders.

Dombrowski’s professional affiliations include:

The American Counseling Association
The American Mental Health Counseling Association
The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
The New York Mental Health Counseling Association
The Connecticut Counseling Association