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Counselor / Therapist

Christina Young, LAC

Christina Young, LAC photo
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Family, Couples, and Individual Counseling for children (ages 6+), adolescents, young adults, and adults with issues including but not limited to: Academic Underachievement, Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief & Loss, Identity Development, Impulsivity, OCD, Peer Relationships, PTSD, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQA, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, School Issues, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep/Insomnia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, and Women’s Issues

Christina specializes in the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She has over 4 years experience working with eating disorders in Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) settings, helping patients increase emotional awareness, reduce symptoms, address body image issues, and improve self-esteem.

Therapeutic Approach:Christina enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, creating a safe space through compassion, validation, patience, and support. Depending on the needs of the client, Christina draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, mindfulness, family systems, feminist approaches, expressive therapy, play therapy, and art as therapy.

Educational Background:Christina earned her Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton. Through her graduate and undergraduate internships, Christina has experience working with a variety of ages and populations, from children in a middle school setting, to older adults with chronic mental illness.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Location
1055 Parsippany Boulevard
Suite 404
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