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Counselor / Therapist

Kathleen Gravino, LAC, NCC, RN

Kathleen Gravino, LAC, NCC, RN 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
I believe that a safe and trusting relationship with the therapist is the key to change in therapy. It takes courage and the ability to be vulnerable to look at ourselves honestly. I will provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work together to identify the obstacles that are blocking your growth. I will be your guide in trying to help you increase your awareness of what your needs are so that the changes you desire in your life can occur.

I began my career as an RN and obtained a BSN in Nursing at William Paterson University. I have over 30 years of experience working in acute and chronic healthcare settings. I understand the important connection between the mind and the body which is one of the reasons I returned to William Paterson University to obtain a Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling. I completed a diverse internship at a non-profit mental health agency in West Orange, a Head Start program in Clifton, and at a pre-k to fourth grade charter school in Newark. I have experience working with children and adolescents who have anger management issues, social skills difficulties, grief and loss, depression, Autism spectrum, and issues at school and home. I have also worked with families using structural family therapy, couples using emotional focused therapy, and individual person centered therapy for adults with depression and anxiety. I recently completed a certificate course in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The main goal of DBT is to teach clients skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

In my spare time, I enjoy biking, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my husband and son. I enjoy visiting NYC to see Broadway shows, trying different restaurants, traveling to Vermont and Colorado, reading, seeing a movie, and eating anything with pumpkin in it. I like listening to all types of music and enjoy incorporating music, movies, and books in a therapy session.
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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