Christina Mercado, LAC, NCC

Christina Mercado, LAC, NCC

Hazlet Office / Telehealth

School Background:

Christina completed her undergraduate education at Kean University and obtained a Master’s degree from Monmouth University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 

Professional Experience:

Christina has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using various theoretical models and techniques. Christina draws from a psychodynamic orientation in her clinical work and utilizes techniques such as DBT, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing. She is experienced with working with a broad range of presenting problems such as substance abuse, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, depression, and anxiety.

 

Professional Memberships:

She is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology and the American Counseling Association.

 

Areas Treated:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma

 

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Christina uses various mindfulness techniques to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and increase daily functioning. She integrates principles of cognitive behavior therapy with various mindfulness techniques to connect mind and body awareness.