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Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 11-64

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Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC

Education and Training
I began my formal training at Syracuse University, where I received my Bachelor’s of Science Degree. After enrolling in several fascinating psychology courses, I knew my next step would be graduate school, which would enable me to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist. I obtained my Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. There, I facilitated group therapy sessions in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) while focusing on problem-solving skills, anger and stress management, relationship skills, coping skills and illness management. Following my Master’s Degree, I have worked as an outpatient therapist with a wide range of diverse populations. Also, counseling children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics has provided me the opportunity to help people of all ages.

Counseling Philosophy
I believe in the importance of a strong, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance between my clients and myself. Providing a safe environment, with unconditional support and empathy, is one of my top priorities. Change can feel scary and appears even more daunting when adding the stressors of everyday life. My goal as a therapist is to help people navigate through struggles from both the past and present, while learning new coping mechanisms and addressing change in a positive light. I enjoy going through the journey with my clients as they reach optimal mental health, enhance their quality of life and achieve their goals.
My counseling approach entails a combination of treatment modalities. Based on my training and experience and since no two people are the same, I use an individualized mixture of the following theories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and if clients have a limited treatment time I may use Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Hobbies
In addition to my lifelong passion for helping others, I love spending time my daughter, fiance, family, friends and Cocker Spaniel. A few of my favorite activities include traveling (I especially love Southern California!), watching movies, running, and I always enjoy a good laugh.

Clinical services in New Jersey are provided by New Jersey Behavioral Health PLLC.

Treatment Areas

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood
  • Panic Attacks
  • PTSD/Trauma

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon
  • Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Federal
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • UMR
  • United Health Care

Languages

  • English

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