As a therapist, Justine works to create a safe, non-judgmental space for the individuals she works with. Justine believes strongly in a client centered approach to build a solid, therapeutic relationship. She has a relational approach to her therapy and finds it imperial to the work to connect on a deeper level. Justine strives to help clients recognize and identify their own inner narratives and how that affects their behaviors. She is curious and compassionate when learning about the experiences of her clients and utilizes her lived experiences as a tool to help others gain insight. It is an honor for Justine to be a part of the journey her clients embark on when seeking out therapy.
Justine is a clinical social worker with a decade of experience working with adults (18+) who struggle with addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Justine uses her social work lens to gain a holistic approach and explore the whole person and environment. In treating the whole person it is also important, in her practice, to support her clients in managing their relationships, environment, physical health and experiences. It is crucial to find the connection between body, mind and spirit, especially when experiencing difficult situations. Justine can help this connection develop and grow strong. Justine works hard to provide validation, hope, support and insight to the individuals she works with. The therapeutic relationship is extremely important and her goal is to make that relationship one that is equal and impactful.
Justine has worked in a variety of settings with a particularly strong skill set in treating personality disorders, addiction and eating disorders. She believes in joining the individual wherever they are at in their journey and identifying goals that can be worked on together to achieve. Justine strives to assess and evaluate each individual client and find the most effective treatment for them. Taking a strength-based path to healing, Justine considers her therapeutic approach to be eclectic. She has significant experience providing dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive and solution focused therapies.