Clarissa Mulligan, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS (She/Her) is a licensed professional counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She works to foster a safe environment for clients to continue their process of healing and personal growth. She styles her approach to meet the needs of the individual client, using research supported clinical methods. Clarissa utilizes an eclectic approach with clients as no one person’s needs are the same.
Clarissa uses evidenced-based interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness practices, and person-centered therapy approaches. She practices affirmative therapy and utilizes this with treating individuals in the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Clarissa approaches her work with clients from a multicultural counseling lens, in line with the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (ACA, 2014). Clarissa has experience working with clients who are exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity. She has worked with clients struggling with substance use issues/addiction and supported them in their recovery. She identifies the importance of therapeutic support to clients in their journey toward wellness and self-discovery. She values creating a strong therapeutic alliance with each client. All clients should feel supported and validated in their process.
Clarissa received her Master of Arts and Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University and her bachelor’s degree in Virginia. Clarissa is currently a doctoral student at Capella University working on her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Licenses: LPC – NJ license number – 37PC00755200
LCADC – NJ license number – 37LC00333200
- Gender Identity
- Substance Use/Addiction
Fee: $160 for a 45 – 50 minute session ($200 for the initial appointment)