Four Immeasurables Life Practice, LLC
Misty A. Shores, LCSW, CCS
7 Elm Street, 2nd Floor
Westfield, NJ 07090
P: (908) 768-3933
I am the Owner/Founder of Four Immeasurables Life Practice, LLC located in Westfield, New Jersey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a School Social Worker, and a Credentialed Clinical Supervisor in New York and New Jersey. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults as well as first responders, veterans, and their families.
I received my Master's Degree (MSW) from Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service in New York City. I was awarded the Reverend McCarthy Award for excellence in academics and field work from Fordham University in 2009. I am a SIFI certified field instructor in New York and New Jersey for graduate clinical interns from Fordham University, Georgian Court, and Rutgers University.
I recently taught a Mindfulness Based Training Skills Seminar for Rutgers School of Nursing in Camden, NJ on November 29th, 2018. I am currently a part-time school social worker at a therapeutic school in New Jersey as well as a private psychotherapist.
I previously served as a juvenile corrections officer in New Jersey and graduated from Camden County's Police Academy. I received that Academic Award and I was the First Squad Leader in my police academy class. I enjoy paddle boarding, meditation, and working in my private practice. My focus is helping clients navigate life transitions, psychosocial stressors, anxiety, emotion regulation issues, grief, loss, ADHD, and substance abuse related issues. My intention for clients is maintaining life balance through the FOUR IMMEASURABLES - happiness, joy, compassion, and equanimity.
"May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector of those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need
For as long as space endures,
And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I, too, abide
To dispel the misery of the world." - Shantideva