I believe each person has the ability to find the answers within themself and my focus is to help you get to that core part safely and comfortably. Understanding the past that has contributed to the non-functional behavior helps, however, eventually you need to deal with the here-and-now situation that brought you into therapy. This is what helps you to understand what keeps you from achieving what you truly desire.
Therapy can be a wonderful process to examine self, reflect, and grow toward the direction of hope and healing. I offer a safe, supportive and private environment where you may explore and work through life challenges. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss,`the aftermath of trauma, or panic attacks therapy can be an viable source of comfort and healing. At times life gives us more than we can handle and the challenges seem to go beyond our ability to cope. It is at these times when therapy can be most beneficial.
Just as a wave in the ocean comes in different shapes, sizes, and intensities, so do different mental health struggles. Here at Calming Waves, I strive to meet you where you are and to help uplift you to your new potential.
I am only accepting testing clients at this time. Throughout life, many of us will experience some sort of emotional issue. Some we can handle on our own, and others we may want to explore on a deeper level with a specialist. I look forward to working with those who are brave enough to face these issues head on, and to explore some of the underlying reasons why these issues have manifested. I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, yoga therapy, bariatric evals, LGBTQ concerns, adjustment disorders, as well as testing and assessment (ADHD and PTSD Screenings, neuropsychological and psychological/personality testing with report).
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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS
**Limited Availability**Breakthrough Therapy Solutions (BTS) is currently only offering telehealth at this time. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I use a person-centered, goal oriented, solution-focused approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients on a short term or long term basis on a variety of therapeutic goals. There are also 4 other counselors at Breakthrough Therapy Solutions that offer a diverse set of experience for our clients.
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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, NCRC-1
I have worked in the field of addictions for over 15 years. People suffering from addictions and their families may have other underlying mental health issues such as trauma, depression and anxiety. Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly with adults, adolescents, and as well as their families to address these issues and find a path to healing. My philosophy is simple: to treat the person in the surrounding environment, to see a person in the context of family, school, job, and community (and to evaluate the impact of these relationships), and to focus on the person's strengths as well as embrace their difficulties.
The fact that you are looking at these profiles to find the right therapist for you is a huge step. My name is Marissa Giuliano and I am a Licensed Social Worker specializing in treating eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I believe that the therapist-client relationship is vital in the change process. I believe that each individual is unique and my treatment approach meets clients where they are at while creating a space that encourages my clients to use tools that will help them meet their goals. I know that therapy is not one size fits all and it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit.
My predominant focus is with couples and families, with a focus in neurodivergence, difficult life transitions, infidelity recovery, intimacy issues, blended family matters, family planning, and trauma. With individuals, I work with trauma, anxiety, ASD and ADHD, depression, LGBTQIA issues, sexual assault/ violence, and self esteem building. My main goal is to meet clients where they are in the moment. The focus of treatment is to create a safe space in which people can explore and understand their internal parts and systems, and disrupt old relational patterns that leave them feeling stuck and unsatisfied.
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.
Life is too short to let the everyday burdens we face create turmoil, and gain control over our emotions. Our feelings can control us or we can learn to control them. A situation, person, place, or thing only has the power to control our feelings...if we let it. It is our responsibility (and only ours) to control our feelings and behavior. Thus, we can find true contentment and serenity.
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.
"What's wrong with me?" "Why am I doing the same thing over and over?" "How can I feel better?" You're likely here because you've asked yourself at least one of these questions. Maybe you notice yourself feeling nervous, on edge, causing irritability, isolation, and strained relationships. I can help you break this vicious cycle. I am currently seeing clients via Telehealth (secure video chat). I focus on creating a warm, non-judgmental space while building a trusting, positive, therapeutic relationship. I look forward to helping you get "unstuck" and build the life you deserve.
Have you recently decided you want to improve yourself but don't know where to start? I can help! I enjoy working with others on their journey through self exploration to work towards their own individual goals. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse issues and low self esteem. I believe in a client centered approach where we work together on finding the path to your personal needs.
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
Ashley has over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families, who struggle with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, substance use and co-occurring disorders, trauma and PTSD, parenting challenges, eating disorders, ADHD, and general life transitions. She takes a person-centered, holistic approach to counseling, believing that every person is an “expert” on their own life and that all aspects of a person’s life, whether it be mind, body, spirit, or social, are intertwined and have an effect on one's mental wellbeing.
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) and Certified Addiction Specialist(CAS) with 25+ years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I counsel individuals when they are facing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and marital issues to name a few." I provide respectful, caring, and trusting treatment in a safe, comfortable environment. My areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, separation/divorce issues and loss/ bereavement issues. Sometimes when we face difficult situations, we feel no one could understand. LET ME HELP! You are not ALONE!!!
People ask me, "When is it time to see a therapist?" I don't know anyone who can say everything in their lives is going well all the time. We all have challenges from time to time, but you don't have to go through them alone. I'm here to help you use your strengths to keep what is going right, and help you find your strengths to fix when things are going wrong. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I bring warmth, empathy, and a touch of playfulness and creativity to my work. You can hear me speak more about my approach and counseling philosophy here: http://bit.ly/podcastdrjm
Mother, daughter, sister, significant other, employee, student, therapist, friend, co-worker..and the list goes on. Do you ever feel like you’ve lost yourself in all of your other roles? Are you having difficulty finding a balance? Managing stress, guilt, depression, and anxiety just seems impossible? Let’s work together to find your balance, your strength, and your truth to live a happier and healthier life.