Hi my name is Carolina. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of three years and have well over 15 years working with individuals who have a severe chronic mental illness and occurring disorders. I am experienced in working with individuals that have depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, adjustment, parenting and self esteem challenges.
I use a Holistic Approach, bringing awareness to the mind, body and soul. This gives us an understanding of how one area in a persons life has an affect on another area. I use Solution Focused Brief Therapy to encourage focus on the present and to promote a vision of the future you deserve and want. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I help reveal the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, feelings and how these lead to ones behaviors/ reactions to specific situations.
I am non judgmental, encouraging, honest and challenging. I believe we are resilient and are here to move forward towards a fulfilling life. With the right tools we can move through challenges with more ease and promote growth. I commend you, you have taken a courageous step in your pursuit of change, happiness, and meaning. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LPC 37PC00651900
Carolina has been extremely helpful during a time of my life that has been particularly challenging. She has helped me work through various issues from several angles. She has been non-judgmental even as I have discussed difficult and painful topics and she has given me helpful tools in addressing anxiety that has been both a cause and effect of the challenges I have faced this year.
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Carolina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties
Carolina has been quick to respond, understanding, and knowledgeable with specific areas that I need help with. She has given my many ways to cope with the many things she has identified about me. I’m so happy I started this journey and that she’s been there with me through it all.
Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Carolina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes