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Christina Pruden, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Christina and I am a social worker with years of experience in practically every level of care in mental health. This has provided me with valuable experience in working with people to provide treatment in accordance with their personal experiences and preferences, and educate regarding valuable resources to assist you in furthering your support in the community. With regard to academics, I hold a Masters in Social Work and a certificate in addiction counselor training from Rutgers University. I have taken part in advanced trainings in areas of trauma and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to supplement and finetune the skills that I bring to the counseling relationship.

As someone who has faced personal challenges, I have found a passion in helping others to find a path through their own. As a social worker, I believe in building upon an individual's strengths to address barriers while incorporating healthy coping techniques to improve overall wellness. I am willing to work with those who fall into any "category" along the spectrum of mental health who share a common goal to live their best life so long as we both agree that the therapeutic relationship is helpful.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

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License information

NJ LCSW 44SC05984500


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christina Pruden. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

When I began therapy, I had trouble finding someone who I connected with to discuss my life’s situations. Christina changed all of that for me. While facing emotional challenges can be extremely difficult, Christina creates a welcoming environment to help address the problems you are facing. Christina goes out of her way to provide you the necessary tools to help you handle what you are going through in your life. She genuinely cares for your well-being. I highly recommend Christina for anyone, especially those who have had a difficult time finding a therapist that they are comfortable with.

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Christina was so kind and understanding. While it was my first time reaching out for my mental health, she was always willing to listen and asked the right questions to drive the conversation deeper. She provided me with a lot of resources to help me improve my mental health and I would strongly recommend her services, and BetterHelp in general, to anyone as I believe talking to a trained professional can always help.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate that Christina listens well. I appreciate that she’s teaching me/suggesting coping skills so once I discover and can acknowledge a problem, it doesn’t just stay that way. I’m learning to work it through and become a better, thriving person. How wonderful is that?! Thank you, Christina.

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

She’s very knowledgeable, gives great tools to help me work through my problems, and makes me feel heard.

Written on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

With the little time I had with you meant more to me then anything. I really enjoyed our talks and how safe you made me feel. Thank you

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem