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Sierra Neal

Sierra Neal has joined us as a therapist intern and is a current graduate student obtaining her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rowan University. Sierra obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University majoring in psychology. 

Sierra’s experience in the mental health field has consisted of employment in the inpatient facilities as a mental health associate and also in clinical and educational settings. Prior to entering Rowan University’s graduate program, Sierra spent three years coordinating prevention programs and providing resources to college-aged students and her community covering topics such as interpersonal violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. 

Sierra has been working in the anti-violence against women field for only a few years but has a burning passion to help others heal from their trauma and advocate for the liberation and healing of all communities. Sierra understands the importance of being an avid listener to cultivate a trustworthy relationship with others and prides herself on being able to provide a safe space for individuals struggling to cope with life’s hardships.

Sierra dedicates her life’s work to being of service to others stemming from her 10+ year leadership with Faith In Action Ministries, granting her several opportunities to travel extensively overseas to various countries on mission trips. Through this non-profit gospel arts organization, Sierra has had the opportunity to participate in cultural exchange, teaching, sharing, and learning utilizing performing arts to relay a message of hope and freedom. As a woman of color, Sierra continues to be a change agent for those in the black community, striving towards breaking the mental health barriers in communities of color.

Through her warm, gentle, compassionate, and empathetic approach, Sierra utilizes a Client-Centered approach to assist teens and young adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. She also integrates a cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approach to treatment with her clients. Sierra is intentional about developing sincere and genuine relationships with others, ensuring that she can provide a safe space for well-rounded healing through an equal partnership with her clients in the counseling process. It is her hope that through a combination of evidence-based practices and a comfortable therapeutic environment, that individuals will be strengthened emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. She holds a strong desire to help others become the best possible version of themselves and encourages her clients to achieve their life and treatment goals with a great deal of support.

Expertise:

  • Teens and adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Fee: $50 for a 45 – 50 minute session