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self-discovery, healing and wellness

INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES COUNSELING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION issueS

 

alcoholism | drug abuse | depression | Anxiety | relationships

 

 

MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED

Independence Blue Cross | Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey | Qualcare | ValueOptions | AmeriHealth | TRICARE | Beacon | ESI Employee Assistance Group | MVP | Magellan Behavioral Health | Magellan - NJ Summit; NJ Pinnacle; EAP | New York State Empire Plan. 

We Also Accept Out of Network Plans. Please contact my office so that we may check your insurance coverage prior to your first visit.

 
 

 

 

214A Clements Bridge Road, Barrington, NJ 08007  (856) 889-2519 | Evening & Saturday Appointments Available

NJ Licensure - LPC #37PC00568200 | LCADC #LC00253400

Start making positive life changes and begin your recovery process!

about my practice

 

I believe counseling is an individualized process, and it is important for you to view counseling as an opportunity to become the person you want to be. I approach therapy in an integrated manner, using evidence-based and ethical interventions. I use a person-centered approach with a focus on moving you forward in your life toward health and recovery. I have a diverse practice, and I have vast experience working with people from many backgrounds. I will empower you and teach you how to be and stay well.

In individual and couples counseling sessions, I focus on emotional health, improved quality of life, and moving forward toward recovery from addictive and unhealthy behaviors. We will work together to resolve dysfunctional behaviors, faulty thinking patterns, self-esteem, and relational and family problems.

Key components of counseling include exploring and understanding the lasting effects of past trauma and early developmental experiences, as well as current life challenges. These areas are often contributing factors of alcoholism, drug addiction, depression and anxiety. Counseling allows you to become mindful, emotionally aware, and will assist you in developing the skills necessary to resolve addictive behaviors and mental health issues.

 
 
...it is important to view counseling as an opportunity to become the person you want to be.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

I use a person-centered approach in an integrated manner. Your counseling sessions will be tailored to your issues and to the direction you want to go. The assessment process assists me in directing your treatment and discovering the best way to assist you. Counseling modalities are chosen based upon you - what it is you need and how I can best help.

COUPLES COUNSELING

Intimacy and communication are the cornerstones of healthy partnerships. In couples counseling, you and your partner will explore your relational history and focus on the formation of dysfunctional communication. The goals of couples counseling are to restore emotional intimacy and to develop healthy ways of communicating. 

 
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RESOURCES

looking for information on addiction and mental health issues? Here are some helpful resources.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - The official website for the 12-step fellowship of AA. Vast information on alcoholism and how to find assistance with alcohol problems.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING LIST S. JERSEY - A list of AA meetings in the S. Jersey area.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING LIST PHILADELPHIA - A list of AA meetings in the Philadelphia area.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - The official website for the 12-step fellowship of NA. Vast information on addiction and how to find assistance for addiction problems.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING LIST S. JERSEY - A list of NA meetings in the S. Jersey area.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING LIST PHILADELPHIA - A list of NA meetings in the Philadelphia area.


ANXIETY & DEPRESSION ASSOC. OF AMERICA - Information on anxiety and depression.

BAZELON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW - Information on disability law and the rights of those with mental health problems.

DEPRESSION FORUMS - A depression and mental health community support group.

MENTALHEALTH.ORG - Information on depression and other mental health issues.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI) - A non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, family and friends of those with mental health issues.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH) - Vast information on a variety of mental illnesses.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA) - A research institution that studies and disseminates information on drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Vast information on substance abuse and mental health.

 

 

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY PRACTICE, PLEASE CALL ME AT (856) 889-2519. Thank you! - VALERIE