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Jhonel is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey who has experience with providing individual, family, and group therapy for children, youth, and adults. She has a special interest in working with those impacted by trauma, adversity, and cultural- race-based stress and trauma or oppression. She aims to provide a warm, supportive, and collaborative space to explore the things that are most important to her clients.

Jhonel uses Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) practices in therapy. In addition, Jhonel has a strong interest in restorative yoga practices to support healing. These approaches address:

  • trauma

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • grief

  • adjustment issues

  • and more

"Sustaining high effort coping, like pushing to succeed against the odds, can lead to negative health outcomes. I invite you to take the step towards centering your needs first. Centering your joy can be an act of resistance, an act of liberation, and the start of your journey towards healing. " - Jhonel