Hi and thank you for visiting my page! It takes courage to seek a happier, more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change.
My name is Ivana (Pareja) Martins. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey. I also hold a post-master’s degree in counseling (EdS) and provide clinical supervision to candidates seeking licensure in New Jersey as a certified supervisor. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health and addiction settings. I have helped many clients work through depression, anxiety, addiction, substance use and trauma.
With 18 years of experience in the counseling field, I thrive in ensuring my clients feel that they are “in good hands” through our working therapeutic relationship. It is important to me that my clients feel understood as well as heard and that our connection is based on trust, hope and faith that we can get there together. Our partnership will allow you to understand what you are experiencing, whether it is your first-time seeking counseling, or you have had previous experience, grounding your own sense of who you are, the reason you feel the way you do and how to make the change you desire.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, trauma-informed, and psychodynamic therapy. I will also accommodate your specific needs, “meeting you where you are at” while encouraging you to be “the best you”. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , First Responder Issues , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LPC #37PC00357400 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Great experience with Ivana! I highly recommend her.
I just started therapy for the first time and Ivana is my first therapist. I’m grateful that I was paired with her because from day 1 she was welcoming which made it easy for me to open up right away. We’ve only been working with each other for two weeks now and in those two weeks she has given me tangible tools to help me on my healing journey. I highly recommend Ivana to anyone that is looking for a therapist that is present and actively working to ensure you not only get the best experience during your sessions, but that you also receive the resources/tools needed to grow in your everyday.
She is awesome!