My name is Christine Abrahams and I offer counseling services to adolescents, their parents and adults. I am licensed in New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I have been practicing for 15 years as both a counselor and as the director of school counseling at a school district in New Jersey. I have worked with adolescents and their parents to help them cope with the following:
- Grief and Loss
- Self Esteem
- Body Image
- School issues
I use an multi-modal approach to counseling, which includes cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy and creative therapy. I also use mindfulness and visualization techniques.
In addition, I am a certified Havening Techniques® practitioner.
The Havening Techniques® is a method, which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body. As part of its protocol The Havening Techniques uses the sensory input of human touch as a therapeutic tool which is called Havening Touch®. Havening Techniques can also be used to build self-esteem and resilience.
I am an Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) trainer. NHA is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in “The 3 Stands™” for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of NHA is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically. The University of Arizona did a study on NHA and found that found that participants reported reduced symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity in their children after participating in the NHA course.