Bridgett Vina

Bridgett is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), who graduated Monmouth University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Bridgett has been in the field since 2018 after graduating from Delaware Valley University. Bridgett began working at Penn Foundation as a Substance Abuse Intake Assessor. Bridgett worked at Monmouth Medical Center while pursuing her masters, as a Mental Health Associate on the psychiatric units for adults and children. Bridgett has experience working with substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders in a variety of settings of crisis care, inpatient services, partial hospitalization programs and IOP/outpatient programs.

Bridgett provides an empathic and fun environment of her clients and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interview, Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), while maintaining a Strength based and Person-Centered approach.

Bridgett has worked with children, teens, young adults, and adults with a variety of mental health issues including Trauma, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Adjustment Disorders, Mood disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Co-occurring Disorders. Bridgett is a trauma informed and culturally competent counselor which includes being a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.

Bridgett enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Bridgett enjoys traveling, exploring new nature trails, going to the gym, watching movies and documentaries, listening to music, and reading.

“The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters” Conrad Anker

Supervised by Nicole Desantis, MS, LPC