Counselor / Therapist in Parsippany, NJ

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Christina Young, LAC

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Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
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.
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  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
1055 Parsippany Boulevard
Suite 404
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