Hi! My name is Bukurije, but everyone calls me Buki. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey with 4+ years of professional work experience.
I help clients struggling with maternal mental health issues, pregnancy/fertility issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, career or school-related issues, stress or grief. Healing is possible with the right tools and support and we can accomplish that.
My goal is to help my clients heal by feeling empowered, having the tools to cope with life’s challenges and achieving mental wellbeing and overall wellness. With my diverse background and experiences, I can help you gain insight, set goals and develop coping mechanisms. I have worked with very diverse clients and I use multiple therapeutic approaches and techniques including:
- Multicultural Counseling (Culturally Sensitive)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma-informed & Compassion Focused
- Motivational Interviewing
- Strengths Based
- Interpersonal Therapy
I have experienced many of life's challenges like many of you and have benefitted from therapy myself. That's how I am able to connect with my clients and provide a unique perspective on coping with mental health struggles. I can provide an objective viewpoint and offer you support and feedback within a safe, supportive and understanding environment.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NJ LPC 37PC00984500
NY LMHC 011355
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Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Bukurije for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd