Who are We? Healers of Hope, Hearts & the Future
At BN Counseling, there is a strong emphasis on facilitating a resilient mindset with clients who are struggling with the harshness of life regardless of the therapist’s counseling orientation.
BN Counseling (BNC) is dedicated to training and mentoring pre-professionals who have completed their academic training and are working toward independent professional state licensure in their respective counseling fields. Pre-professionals, such as Licensed Associate Counselors (LACs), Associate Marriage & Family Therapists (AMFTs), and Master’s Level Therapists (MLTs) are carefully screened and selected to be a vital part of the highly diverse and talented supervised team at BNC. All BNC associates are highly trained and supervised by Licensed Professional Counselors and thereby are compliant with the ethical practices and procedures as outlined by the NJ Professional Counselors Examiner’s Committee.
As therapists, we believe that for a healthy outcome of psychotherapy…
The beginning for confidence in a therapist is often based upon first impressions.
The foundation of our first impression is empathy, empowerment and warm acceptance.
We as therapists, understands the depth of our responsibility to “handle with care”.
The therapeutic relationship and alliance is significantly founded on trust.
We must adapt to our therapeutic relationship to enhance the flow of the process.
We will strive to have a harmonious agreement upon set of goals with clients.
We must consciously develop a reasonable and achievable treatment plan.
We must be curious about the knowledge of the condition being treated.
We must be willing to accept responsibility when things do not go as planned, and practice the skills of rupture & repair.
For clarification purposes, a Master’s Level Therapist is an individual who is studying to become a Licensed Associate Counselor, and then with experience/supervision, a Licensed Professional Counselor. The scope of practice of a Licensed Associate Counselor includes, but is not limited to, counseling, counseling interventions, appraisal and assessment, consulting, referral and research activities, as defined in N.J.A.C. 13:34-10.2, under direct supervision pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:34-13. A Licensed Associate Counselor may only engage in the independent practice of counseling under the direct supervision of a qualified supervisor.