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Josephine Pastena, RMHCI, NCC


Josephine Pastena, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, NCC

My passion for helping others led to a Master of Arts degree in Clinical

Mental Health Counseling at Kean University, graduating with honors, and

induction into Chi Sigma Iota (National Honors Society for Counselors). I am

a national board-certified counselor and a member of the American

Counseling Association. Since receiving my Master's Degree in New Jersey, I have

moved to Florida.

I want my clients to know someone cares about their struggles. My intent is

to empower my clients to achieve their goals as they realize that the only

thing a person can change in any given situation is themself. Ralph Waldo

Emerson said it concisely, “The only person you are destined to become is

the person you decide to be.” We are all a work-in-progress, constantly

deciding the person we want to be. We will work together using a

collaborative, person-centered approach in exploring existing and new skills

towards positive change.

I work from an integrative perspective utilizing motivational interviewing,

solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness to

guided clients in individual and group therapy. I am experienced with grief

and loss, anxiety, depression, communication skills, conflict resolution,

career and life transitions, and addiction.

I encourage my clients to establish goals that will help them realize their

potential, strengths, and resources to overcome life’s challenges and to

creating balance. We will journey together to help you discover the best

version of yourself.

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.”

(386) 449-8600

Josephine Pastena, RMHCI, NCC
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