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.”