In Long Island (516) 921-7329, In New York City (212) 922-3669 lifecoach@ninakandel.com

My Services

DWI Assessments

 

“OASAS and court credentialed for DWI assessments, alcohol and substance abuse”

As a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and a certified member of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS),  I provide clinical screenings, DWI assessments, and treatment services for driving offenders.  A history is obtained to include presenting problems, a discussion of pertinent and detailed information describing contributing factors, incidents and issues that precipitated the assessment. 

DWI Assessments
Frequently Asked Questions

What is DWI?  How does it differ from DUI?

States use different terms to describe the offense. DUI stands for “driving under the influence” and is most common. The term DWI mean  “driving while impaired and is also known as  “operating under the influence” (OUI), or “operating while intoxicated” (OWI). 

Do I need to take an alcohol and drug screening test?

Yes.  It is mandatory. The screening is  performed by a laboratory.

How long is the DWI assessment interview?

Interviews usually last two hours and can be held as one session or two sessions of one hour each.

What do I need to bring to the assessment interview? 

You will need to bring a copy of the arrest record and license for your initial interview.

Relationship Therapy

Relationship coaching is a professional service focused on individuals or couples with the assumption that they are able to be healthy and powerful, enough to achieve relationship goals with effective support, information, and guidance.  The goal is to achieve a successful partnership by clarifying and understanding each others needs and goals through relationship therapy. 

In all relationships there are a share of solvable problems and unsolvable problems. Issues can remain unsolved for many years when the skills and information are missing as these are the factors needed to communicate effectively.  A lack thereof can result in unhappiness and resentment leading to failed relationships.  Relationship therapy can help prevent and overcome the relationship woes.

 

“A relationship coach works with adults who are seeking changes in their relationship, marital, dating and workplace challenges. 

Discover and overcome these obstacles.”

Relationship Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a relationship coach if I am not in a relationship?

No.  As an individual, you will develop skills and strategies build a partnership with a solid foundation to help achieve clarity about each partners’ vision, goals, and values through relationship therapy.

Why do I need a relationship coach?

Relationship therapy is for individuals and couples who are serious about having a successful partnership.  You must be willing to have a relationship coach help in addressing emotional and compatibility issues to discover the means of overcoming those issues and obstacles.

Is my relationship worth saving?

Relationship issues can generally be divided into “solvable” and “unsolvable” issues.  Solvable relationship problems are generally related to your needs.  Unsolvable relationship problems are generally related to your requirements.  Relationship coaching will help you differentiate and focus on what you can do in each circumstance.

How long do I need a relationship coach?

A relationship coach works to help you create a fulfilling and empowering relationship where you feel understood and valued.  Relationship therapy requires a commitment starting with you and a relationship coach is there to help you and your partner every step of the way no matter how long it takes.

Life Coach 

“Coaches help you focus, provide direction, challenge you, support you, motivate you and celebrate with you. As your life coach, I will help you create a plan, detail action steps and hold you accountable for following through. You have the ability to determine and achieve your goals.”

As a Life Coach I help people move forward by creating personal and professional goals that will give them a healthier, happier life.  Coaching helps you focus, provide direction and challenge you, with support and motivation.  Together we will create a plan, with detailed action steps.  You will learn how to use skills that include observing, listening deeply, asking empowering questions, challenging and motivating. Coaches do not counsel or analyze the past. Life coaching is based on the principle that the client has the intrinsic ability to determine and achieve their goals. Everything is based on the present and what you want to achieve moving forward.

The first life coaching session will look to gain an overall perspective of your life, before identifying which area you seek to improve or are currently unhappy.  We will breakdown and agree on goals with achievable objectives. 

 

Life Coach
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between life coaching and counseling?

Counseling helps identify the reasons for the person’s feelings and behaviors offering ways to handle a particular issue often assigning a label to the client to justify their actions and thereby limit their ability to change.

In life coaching, there is a focus on the future regardless of the past to make life better and learn to achieve, grow and be happy.

What happens in life coaching?

Starting with regular sessions, you will be asked questions about your goals and lead you through exercises related to your goals.  We will develop a weekly assignments to give you a clear sense of what to focus on in preparation for our next sessions.

What can I expect from life coaching?

As a result of life coaching, you can expect to accomplish goals and enjoy an increase in self-esteem, improved communication skills, enhanced relationships, better work/life balance and less stress, to make decisions and navigate the daily demands of your job and home life. You will have a clearer sense of what is important to you.  Feel better physically, more connected spiritually, and  towards definitive goals with life coaching.

How long does life coaching take?

The commitment to stay with life coaching  is up to you. If you are serious about achieving your specific goals, I suggest you make a mental commitment to yourself for at least three months of life coaching.

My Expertise

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Stress & Anxiety

Problems At Work

Isolation & Loneliness

Trauma

Job Loss or Change

Depression

Irregular Sleep Cycles

Couples Infidelity

Persistent Worrying

Family Member Conflict

Strained Relationships

Unexpected Mood Swings

Compulsive Spending

Gambling

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Long Island office

372 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville, NY 11802

(516) 921-7329

lifecoach@ninakandel.com

Manhattan offce

280 Madison Ave, Suite 808, New York, NY 10016

(212) 922-3669