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Ward Halverson

417 East German Street

Herkimer, New York 13350

United States

Company Description

Ward is a child and family therapist based in Herkimer, New York, whose clinical specialty involves working with families who are struggling with their children. He also works with adults, couples, families in general, and veterans. His office is located ... more

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Herkimer County HealthNet Inc


The University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Arts ( Cum Laude

Hamilton College


The College of Saint Rose School of Education


Syracuse University's School of Social Work



The College of Saint Rose


Social Work

Syracuse University

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Ward Halverson has been working with children for twenty years, as a teacher, child therapist, college instructor, tutor, camp counselor, lifeguard, residential therapist, EMT, writer, and more. He believes that no one is ever more of an expert on a child than the child's parents, and really the child him or herself. However, understanding the child within the context of the family, school, friends, and the larger social network is equally important. Ward Halverson and his colleagues are extremely respectful of the unique bond between family members and, particularly during adolescence, between children and their friends. He looks within otherwise-complex situations to help children develop clinical goals and then actively and successfully pursue them. Working with a team of subject-matter experts, Ward supervises the process to achieve those goals, and help families meet their intended goals. Oftentimes this process is about ending childhood defiance, in which case Ward works closely and directly with the parents themselves, using the SimpleThree system, to improve not just the child's ability to follow the rules and accept direction, but to ultimately succeed in every other aspect of life.

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Who is Ward Halverson?

Ward recognizes all of these as essential to good professional practice.
His background knowledge comes from a preparatory high school called Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, where he grew up. Ward then traveled across the country to Hamilton College in Clinton, graduating in 1992. He took some time off from Hamilton to backpack alone through Southeast Asia in 1990 to Australia, where he attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney for a semester. After Hamilton, and some time living in Melbourne, Australia, Ward entered graduate school to be a high school teacher, completed a masters in education at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. He taught high school English, Psychology, and Local History for several years before returning to graduate school at Syracuse University, graduating from there in the year 2000.
Ward's professional knowledge has been ongoing, as he has developed specialties in the treatment of children and their families over the years, particularly the treatment of moderate to severe oppositional defiance, a common and devastating illness among children whose parents are virtually unable to manage them. He has received advanced training, as well, in:
With regard to ongoing knowledge, Ward believes that life is an extended learning process, rather than simply the product of past choices. He is quick to admit error and even quicker to fix what happened, rarely making the same mistake twice. Ward adapts his clinical approach to the individuals in his office, or members of the groups he is guiding, switching from serious to humorous to deeply empathic. He believes in unconditional positive regard for those he is helping.
So who is Ward Halverson?
Ward Halverson is a licensed, practicing child and family therapist based in and around the county of Herkimer, New York. His education and clinical background is extensive (see this web site for more) and his focus of expertise is children, family systems, and veterans. He believes in the empowerment of the individual and - very strongly - the role of family in modern America. Ward is often called on as a problem solver, and consulted by other professionals as an expert with children who refuse to follow rules, struggle with their anger, or are dangerous. Recognizing that such difficulties are usually related directly to what's happening within the family, Ward has developed a practice focused almost-exclusively on the family system itself, such as parenting roles, children's behavior, communication styles, and the development of solutions. He uses a strength-based approach to most everything, which includes a lot of humor and down-to-earth practical ideas that have been tested, successfully, again and again with families he has helped.
What is Ward good at?
Ward is at his best working with families who are struggling to manage their children, for whatever reason. Within the initial session, Ward will make sure parents understand exactly what their children and family members are going through, what works (and what doesn't), and how to begin making the changes necessary to success. Ward is a problem solver. He is good at helping others ultimately find their own solutions, which is a rare skill. He also works closely couples, quickly assessing out what may be wrong, identifying the problem, and guiding people toward solutions. Like many professional therapists, Ward has a variety of other interests. He enjoys helping people cope with sadness, fear, past trauma, insomnia, stress, major life changes, or mental illness of most any kind. He helps others with assertiveness, self-esteem, and self-confidence - particularly women who have suffered through domestic violence and are trying to repair their lives afterward. Employee assistance, step-down services from residential and psychiatric facilities, smoking cessation, and support to veterans are other serious interests. Ward is seeking further qualification as an EMDR, or eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapist.
What can Ward not do?
Ward is not a medical doctor, and for that reason he cannot write prescriptions or prescribe medications. He works closely with medical doctors in the area, however, to complement therapy, as many treatments for mental illnesses have been proven to respond best to a combination approach.
Ward is also not a licensed psychologist. Although he often writes detailed clinical assessments and can legally diagnose and treat mental illness, Ward does not perform psychometric testing or more-complex psychological testing. That is the realm of the clinical psychologist or school psychologist. For that reason, Ward connects with psychologists through the school systems, legal system, or directly, usually for the purpose of further testing.
It's also important for families to understand good clinical boundaries. For example, Ward does not hug. Around families that he works with, Ward will never touch anyone except to shake hands or, perhaps, provide a clap on the shoulder - this is particularly true for women, girls, or children of any age. Ward will never get into a car with a patient or patient's family, which means he is unable to drive a patient somewhere, even before or after a home visit.
As well, Ward is also not qualified as any of the following: Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Jungian Psychotherapist, Personal Construct Therapist, Dance Therapist, Existential Psychotherapist, Therapeutic Touch Psychotherapist, Feminist Therapist, or Transpersonal Therapist. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ward Halverson's curriculum vitae: Ward V. Halverson, LCSW, M.Ed. 417 East German Street, Herkimer, NY 13350 Ph. (315) 868-1000 fax. 866-3174, e-mail:
Private Practice: Ward V. Halverson, Herkimer, NY, January 2007 - Present Owner and primary clinician for practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of child and family-based mental illness, dysfunction, oppositional defiance, anger, stress, anxiety, and other concerns. Special interest in veterans, couples counseling, MBTI-related consulting, smoking cessation, and more.
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If you're looking at this web page, most likely Ward Halverson suggested that you check it out.
The actual MBTI takes anywhere from 25 to about 40 minutes to complete, and can be done by Ward Halverson, who is a licensed practitioner.
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Ward Halverson attended both public and private high schools, finishing at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, in 1988. He then came east at the age of 17 to attend college in upstate New York, where he has stayed since. While at Hamilton College, Ward took time off to backpack across Southeast Asia, ultimately to Sydney, Australia, where he attended The University of New South Wales. After returning and graduating from Hamilton, Ward pursued a masters in Secondary Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany until 1997, later refocusing his interests in psychology and sociology at Syracuse University's School of Social Work. He completed a Masters in Social Work in 2000. He received his basic license to practice, or CSW, in 2000, his intermediate license, or LCSW, in 2002 while in Connecticut, and his advanced license, or LCSW-R, in 2007.
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Who is Ward Halverson?

Who is Ward Halverson?
Ward is a child and family therapist based in Herkimer, New York, whose clinical specialty involves working with families who are struggling with their children. He also works with adults, couples, families in general, and veterans. His office is located on 417 East German Street - just across from the WIC and Planned Parenthood building on the north side of Herkimer, and his phone number is (315) 868-1000.
What can Ward do for myself or my family?
If you're struggling with kids who are oppositionally defiant, you're in safe hands with Ward Halverson. For more than ten years, Ward has helped families learn how to manage children who fight against the rules, argue with authority figures, blame others for their misbehavior, deliberately annoy people, and use temper tantrums to get their way. Ward will stand with you, explain that such behavior is unacceptable, and walk you through the process to end it. In your initial visit, he will conduct a basic assessment, determine the best course of action, and help you begin the work necessary to turn your child into a happier, healthier, functional member of your family, as well as a productive achiever in school and society. Ward believes in getting to work immediately. Click Defiance for much more information, or read on.
What about other family problems?
Thousands of families in the Herkimer County area struggle with problems, such as depression, anxiety, irrational fears, and attention-deficit issues, as well as marriage and communication challenges, conflict, stress, moods, discipline - it doesn't matter. Ward is one of the most qualified, experienced, competent family therapists anywhere in the area. There is virtually no problem he hasn't encountered before, and treated successfully. He will listen to your situation with sensitivity and warmth, carefully teasing apart the complex details and history, helping you to understand the root causes and begin working on solutions.
How does Ward help with kids?
Although children can be amazingly resilient, they often struggle during the growing up process. This is normal. Ward will work with you and your child to first determine whether there is a serious problem. He will work with your pediatrician or family doctor - most of whom he knows in the area and has worked with closely for years. He will work with your child's teachers and administrators (as a former public high school teacher himself, with an additional masters degree in Education, Ward is in comfortable territory). He will work with the local police, virtually all of whom know him as "the guy who helps out-of-control kids" and who "gets the job done.
Ward uses electronic voice messaging and cellular access for most communication. For that reason, he can be contacted in some form 24 hours per day.
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