How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
- Psalms 119:103
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey, an approved clinical supervisor, and a certified clinical trauma professional, constantly growing and finding new innovative and creative ways to address the mental and emotional needs of our families.
In 2005, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Richard Stockton College of NJ (now Stockton University). I received my Master’s Degree in Human Services with a Specialization in Counseling Studies from Capella University in 2008.
I have worked in the human service field for more than 10 years, specializing in addressing several psychological areas, including but not limited to:
The therapeutic philosophy is holistic in that three interrelated perspectives are explored in therapy: the Existential (the person), the Situational (his/her world), and the Normative (his/her God) (John Frame, 1987).
Although I am guided by biblical principles, I am sensitive to religious/cultural differences and perspectives.
SUGAR Counseling, LLC is centered around biblical principles and uses an eclectic approach that includes, but not limited to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
SFBT is goal-oriented. It focuses on the desired outcome of therapy instead of the symptoms and problems that bring you to counseling. In this approach, I assist you in developing a vision for your future. I help determine and enhance the skills, resources, and abilities you possess in order to attain your desired outcome.
With CBT, you learn specific skills that you can use to challenge your thought process, identify distorted thinking, modify beliefs, relate to others in different ways, and change behaviors.
We as humans seek balance in our lives. When things are out of order or imbalanced, problems tend to arise, whether spiritually, socially, emotionally, or physically. With God’s help, we can regain balance in our lives. Believe it or not, there is an order in it.
- Danisha Reed