Kaitlin Nazario, LPC
Kaitlin Nazario is an Intensive In-Home Community (IIC) provider and a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced a trauma such as bullying, divorce and abuse. Additionally, she specializes with children and adolescents who struggle with behavior management, impulse control, ADHD or mood disorders. Kaitlin utilizes a variety of evidence-based clinical approaches in order to meet the specific needs of each individual that she works with. These methods include, but are not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parenting strategies.
Kaitlin’s approach involves supportive genuine care, non-judgment and acceptance which helps her clients safely work through feelings, thoughts and beliefs that may be keeping them stuck. To help balance the therapeutic process, Kaitlin utilizes creativity, humor, and evidenced based techniques that help empower individuals and families. She works hard to create a safe and nurturing environment to ensure her families feel supported as they continue to grow and reconnect to their strengths. She meets with clients in individual, family and group settings and her work stems from a strengths-based perspective. Kaitlin has worked with a wide range of diagnoses including Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Anxiety, self-esteem issues, and relationship and/or family concerns. She helps her clients focus on developing individual growth while alleviating other mental health concerns. Kaitlin also enjoys facilitating group therapy sessions which focus on skill building and support groups.
She has worked in the mental health field for over 8 years in both Florida and New Jersey. She graduated from Florida International University with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Miami. She has education, training, and specialized experience in the field of behavioral disorders; more specifically related to children and adolescents who suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. She has gained ample experience working in outpatient, residential, school-based and crisis intervention settings.