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Connected Roots Welcomes New Clinician, Nick Serro, LSW

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Connected Roots is excited to welcome Nick Serro, LSW, to our team. Nick brings both psychology and social work expertise to our Connected Roots family and enjoys working with groups and individuals.

With boundless energy and optimism, Nick shares the goals of our Connected Roots team, which include a commitment to identifying your strengths and tapping into your inner wisdom. It’s been our experience that this approach leads to lasting, sustainable, and organic healing.

Nick completed his Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2021. However, since 2015, he has empowered people of all ages and walks of life to move positively towards their goals.

Nick believes in celebrating successes - large or small. He adds, “I believe that life is incredibly hard, and therefore any success is a means for celebration.”

Nick’s strategies and techniques may vary each session because he tailors your experience to fit your individual needs. He is passionate about keeping you autonomous and in the driver’s seat, while offering outside perspectives that may spark new connections.

Nick has ample experience with autism spectrum disorders, and he is passionate about nurturing client relationships by creating a safe and judgment free space.

“My approach is focused on my client and centers around empathy, flexibility, creativity, and nonjudgmental problem solving,” Nick explains.

How Nonjudgmental Problem Solving Works

Cultivating nonjudgmental behavior is a component of Mindfulness Training. At Connected Roots, we believe Mindfulness is one of four sets of behavioral skills within Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Mindfulness teaches us to observe and describe our behaviors, which is necessary when clients are learning a new behavior, when there’s a problem or conflict, or when there’s a need for change.

Humans have an innate urge to judge their surroundings, other individuals, and situations in which we find ourselves. Long ago, our survival relied on these impulses. Today though, most of our judgments don’t determine our survival.

Together, we learn to problem-solve from a more nonjudgmental stance. Often, it takes practice to recognize that we can assess people or situations we may be dealing with in a non judgemental way. In practice, this means we see them as neither good nor bad, but just as they are - and can then focus more on fact and less on an emotional response.

Judging is a spontaneous process, and there are times we need to make judgments. To learn how to be less emotionally reactive, we practice becoming more aware of judgemental thinking and develop the skill of thinking nonjudgmentally.

About Connected Roots

At Connected Roots, our three core pillars are connection, grounding, and confidence. Nick Serro’s addition to our team is a complement to those pillars.

We share Nick’s dedication to creating nonjudgmental and safe spaces where clients can express themselves authentically and reach their goals.

For more information on Connected Roots or Nick Serro, please visit our website or contact us at 720-593-1062.

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