Therapy with Verna
YOU are unique in your problems and needs, yet, at the same time, you’re resilient, and struggles provide an opportunity to grow stronger and wiser. The decision to seek counseling and choose a therapist is a tremendous step and may seem overwhelming. The key to effective therapy is the authenticity of the relationship between counselor and client, it’s important you connect with a therapist who makes you feel comfortable, supported, and respected.
In a safe and collaborative environment, we identify current issues that interfere with your goals and healthy living, gain understanding, and build skills to move forward in your relationships and life. Common issues include bereavement, divorce, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, relationship issues, and suicidal ideation. In my work with children and adolescents, I help families find connection, strength, and balance through play, talk, art, and family focused therapy. Frequently, school related issues present themselves: anxiety, bullying, school refusal, social skills, peer issues, special education, etc.
Our collaboration can bring insight, healing, growth, positive change, and a greater potential for happiness, it’s a journey to well-being that can begin right now. I look forward to knowing you and helping you write the next chapter of your story!
I invite you to contact me at 908-800-9590 x 2
Verna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She began her career as a special education teacher, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey. Much of her post-graduate coursework focused on bereavement, family systems, and issues related to children and adolescents. Verna has extensive experience working with children and adolescents; she was a school counselor for 20 years, the past 14 in a middle school setting. She has experience in private practice and volunteered as a facilitator with the Hunterdon Hospice Youth Art Therapy Bereavement Program.