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Counselor

Kaylene Irizarry, LAC

Kaylene Irizarry, 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: Include but are not limited to Academic Underachievement, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescents, Adoption, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Career Counseling, Child, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Family Conflict, Gambling, Infidelity, Grief, Infertility, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Medical Detox, Medication Management, Mood Disorders, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premarital/Marital, Prenatal/Pregnancy/Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Self-Identity, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity Issues, Sexuality, Social Anxiety, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Wellness/Self-Care, Women's Issues

I earned my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. Currently, I am completing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have worked with a variety of individuals struggling with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and other concerns. I have experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and residential care settings with consumersof all ages. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral approaches and try andhelp clients understand the link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Understanding this link and how to view things in a different manner can positively affect outcomes. My goal in therapy is to gain a strong working relationship with you to collaborate on mutual treatment goals and improve your situation.
Currently, I am a psychology extern at a psychiatric hospital and out-patient children’s services.I provide individual and family therapy to children and adolescents in residential treatment homes part-time. In my spare time, I enjoy running, working out, hiking, and playing with my dog.
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)