Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Are you ready to finally be free of your past? Does it seem like every time you try to move forward in life, your anxiety, depression, or PTSD hold you back? Perhaps you feel you can’t break away from unhealthy situations or relationships. Many of my clients are dealing with past abuse or other trauma, addiction issues, or fear and shame that overwhelm them. At some point, it becomes unbearable. I work with people who are determined to be free of symptoms and move forward. You may not be able to erase the past, but with the right support, willingness, and effective therapy, you can take control of your life again.
Hello! My name is Kelsey. I have 8 years of clinical experience as a mental health counselor. I am an experienced clinician with a passion for mental health, and I am eager to help you reach your treatment goals. An ideal client would look like someone who is motivated, and open-minded, and ready to make changes! I emphasize the importance of developing a safe environment for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing to begin. I value and honor the importance of an authentic connection within the therapeutic relationship, and I believe that all people hold the capacity for positive change in their lives!
I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
Thanks for taking your time to read about me and how I can help you! I specialize in individual, marriage, family, and child therapy. My 25 years as a clinical coordinator, school social worker and private practitioner enable me to offer you help for a wide variety of issues. I also have a passion for helping individuals and families with special needs children. Is your special needs child running the show? Do your child’s tantrums/struggles leave you feeling anxious, isolated, judged by your friends and family? I get it, I raised one too!
As a clinician, I utilize an integrative approach in my therapeutic discipline, taking into account the biopsychospiritual nature of the human person. With this as my foundation, I provide an unconditionally loving and emotionally safe clinical environment for individuals who are looking to learn how to deepen their understanding of what is preventing them from flourising individually and interpersonally.
Welcome to Kaleidoscope Transformations Wellness Center! I offer several modalities to empower awareness and responsibility in self-creation. I assist you in integrating all the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of yourself into your own beautiful kaleidoscope. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified & Registered Art Therapist with over 13 years of experience with clients from diverse backgrounds. Utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy individualized to the client's needs, I have experience with issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief/loss, trauma, and adjustment issues.
Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
Stressed? Worried? Unhappy? Life can get difficult at times. We're all human, and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. You are not alone! I'm here to help you find a personalized plan for success. Whether it's a relationship, emotional or personal issue I believe there's always a solution that can make your life richer and more fulfilling.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it" - Tori Amos. I work with various client populations (individuals, couples, families, children) with emotional, behavioral, relational, and mental health struggles. My therapy style is open, genuine, accepting, nonjudgmental, honest, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic with humor and honesty. I have an extensive history of working with both trauma and substance abuse.
Addiction and mental health disorders are often misunderstood. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and empowering awareness and meaningful change. There isn't a one size fits all approach and I use various techniques to meet unique needs of each individual. Successful treatment involves education and support. I have worked in a variety of settings over the past 15 years including hospital based programs, day programs, outpatient programs, and within the criminal justice system.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with Journeys Outpatient Services, LLC in Toms River, New Jersey as well as working as a therapist for Abby Road Psychiatric Services in Red Bank, New Jersey. I have clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationships, grief and loss, self-esteem, current life stressors and/or life changes. I'm also a Certified School Social Worker, working toward my LCADC and LCSW. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to overcome their personal obstacles, and helping them learn healthy coping skills.
My goal is to give strength and confidence to every child, adolescent and adult. I believe we all have the ability to transform "our story". Stories are created through life experiences. Sometimes those stories create complications and gets us stuck into unhealthy patterns of thinking, behaviors and emotional dysregulation. I will support, guide and assist in recreating your best self. Learn how to communicate, identity your value, face your complexities and find your truth.
Therapy can be a powerful tool for promoting change, healing and growth. The goal is to replace feelings of emptiness or symptoms of anxiety and depression with feelings of empowerment and overall emotional well-being. By fostering meaningful discussions, positive behaviors and healthy changes can be achieved. As a licensed clinical social worker, and licensed certified alcohol and drug counselor, I have more than 10 years’ experience working with a diverse population in the prevention, treatment and recovery support field for mental health and substance use disorders. I specialize in working with adults and older adults.
Starting the search for a therapist can be an overwhelming process. You may feel like you don’t know what will make someone the ‘right fit’ for you. Therapy isn’t magic, nor is it instant gratification. However, it does work wonders when you find someone that can meet you where you are at this moment in time and provide a comfortable space for you to explore your needs. My goal as a therapist is to do just that. I work with my clients where they are to determine what stressors are affecting your day to day life, gain insight into the root causes and establish tools to help manage them.
My name is Judy Derosena and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified School Counselor. I obtained my bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Political Science and Sociology from William Paterson University. Thereafter, I went on to earn my master’s degree in Professional Counseling at William Paterson University. I have significant experience working with adults, young adults and adolescents experiencing a range of problems from anxiety to depression; OCD, trauma related stress, couples counseling and I also provide crisis-centered counseling.
Clients who work with me are tired of experiencing life with anxiety and depression; they recognize that a change is necessary, and they're ready to engage. Their goals may include the need to experience joy, hope, love, respect and success. Often, they struggle building successful close and intimate relationships, communicating their needs, and/or or achieving academic and career success - in other words, life goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor motivated to help clients gain insight on healthy coping skills in areas of mental and emotional health. I have 6 plus years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction. I also have experience working with children and adolescence on issues related to anxiety and childhood trauma.
Life can be difficult and recent events have made it much harder. As the Covid-19 crisis begins to end and we return to "normal" life there are still hurdles for us to navigate. Having worked as a crisis counselor at FEMA disaster centers, I helped many people work through emotional difficulties in the aftermath of a crisis. During the pandemic I offer telehealth sessions. Outside of the residual COVID-19 issues, you might just need a caring person to listen and help you navigate the hills and find refuge in the valleys of everyday life. I welcome the opportunity to help you obtain your goals.
I am a NJ licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. I have dedicated private practice work to children and adults interested in individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Psychological testing is also available. I have an interest related to performance concerns whether they be academic, professional, interpersonal, or otherwise. I have trained across a broad age range (pre-school to older adults) of clients with diverse presenting concerns. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked in the corporate arena. As a result, I have been able to support clients as they work towards their professional goals.