Counselor / Therapist
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Briana Forrester, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
231 Clarksville Rd. Suite 4A   
Princeton JunctionNJ 08550
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Practice Information:
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: Adults, Teens, Children, ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mood disorders, LGTB and Sexual Development Issues

An ideal therapeutic relationship is one showing unconditional positive regard for the patient, as well as a strong client/counselor rapport from the beginning. As a practicing therapist, Briana’s objective is to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment for her clients, as well as show empathy throughout the process. Therapy is all about confronting and processing individual struggles, whether dealing with bouts of depression and anxiety or continuing stress and trauma. Seeking therapeutic services will help with personal understanding, acceptance, and reaching attainable goals.

Briana graduated with her B.A. in Psychology from The College of New Jersey, and later attained her M.A. at Adler School of Professional Psychology. At Adler, Briana earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and specialized in Rehabilitation Counseling. Briana is a trained and certified Rehabilitation Counselor which focuses primarily on individuals that have physical or psychological disabilities and are trying to attain independence.

​Throughout Briana’s clinical experiences, she has worked in both individual and group counseling sessions with youth and adults. Briana likes to use an integrative approach to therapy, however, her primary theoretical orientation is a Cognitive Behavioral approach. Briana strongly believes this orientation can be very helpful when trying to focus and identify certain treatment processes and attainable goals. Briana has worked with a variety of ages and continues to gather knowledge on various topics in order to work with all groups of individuals.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Hypnotherapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Psychopharmacology
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
Hours:
8am-8pm
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Nearby Cities:
 Allentown  Pennington
 Blawenburg  Plainsboro
 Cranbury  Princeton
 Dayton  Rocky Hill
 Ewing  Roosevelt
 Hightstown  Skillman
 Kendall Park  Trenton
 Kingston  West Windsor
 Monmouth Junction  Windsor
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