Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Parsippany, NJ
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Christina Young, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
1055 Parsippany Boulevard   
Suite 404   
ParsippanyNJ 07054
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.
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
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/Issues Treated
 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
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 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
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