Nina Gonzalez, MA, LAC Nina is a New Jersey Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), with a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from Montclair State University. She has experience working in a Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Co-Occurring Disorder Program. Her work has focused on helping children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings to increase their self-awareness and overall well-being. Her experience has been with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, mood disorders, impulse control, anger management, life transitions, and substance use issues. Nina is focused on providing a safe, compassionate environment where individuals feel free from judgement. Her therapeutic approach is client-centered and direct, working to meet clients where they are. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches, including psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy informed, and mindfulness. Nina strives to help her clients feel comfortable, empowered, and heard while they make positive life changes.