Bridget K. Caletka LPC-S LMHC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York, with ten years of direct counseling experience within academic, agency, and outpatient mental health settings.
I work with individuals age 12+ from diverse sociocultural backgrounds with a wide range of presenting issues. I collaborate with clients to develop new coping skills and to maximize the resources and resilience they already possess. I assist individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and mood disorders, traumas, and other personal, social, and mental health issues. I help teens and families dealing with emotional and behavioral problems.
A particular focus of my practice is journeying with grieving clients, and I am a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider® – a training I sought because unfortunately there are few clinicians truly competent in guiding clients through the "dark abyss of traumatic grief." I also help clients with end of life issues and those coping with serious or chronic illnesses. I provide crisis intervention for individuals and organizations in the aftermath of tragedies, such as the sudden death of an employee or a loved one.
I am experienced with Third Culture Kids (TCKs), defined as individuals who have spent a significant part of the developmental years in a culture other than that of their parents, and therefore have developed a unique sense of relationship to both.
I offer nonclinical services including life coach and teen-specific coaching, which you can read more about on this site. I am able to provide psychoeducation and motivational speaking on various current mental health topics.
I received my Bachelors degree summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 1997, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2010, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College in 2011. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas (LPC-S license #70914), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York (LMHC license #009665), a National Certified Counselor (NCC #274857) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and also the EMDR DeTUR protocol, an urge reduction protocol to treat all kinds of addictions and dysfunctional behaviors.
"Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été. "
(In the midst of winter, I discovered in myself an invincible summer.)
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