BluJean received her BS in Allied Health from Texas A&M University and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. She completed her clinical counseling internship at Baylor Scott & White Hospital, focusing on the treatment of mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders as well as grief and life transitions for ages 3-adult in both individual and group modalities.
Following graduation, BluJean pursued psychiatric research at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas, where she managed projects focused on the relationship between mood disorders and hormones. BluJean’s clinical goals led her to trauma focused and cross-cultural counseling with refugee clients from all over the world, as well as experience in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings with a focus on helping clients heal from trauma, mood disorders, and anxiety.
BluJean’s approach to counseling is collaborative, and she strives to create an open, warm, and welcoming environment while integrating techniques from EMDR, ACT, play therapy, sandtray therapy and neurofeedback to promote healing and increase self-awareness, authenticity, and value consistent choices.
BluJean is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey and is supervised by Leigh Povia, MSW, LCSW. BluJean joined the team at Center for Dynamic Growth in November of 2019 and she is excited to continue her work with this talented team!