Charmaine PerryCharmaine Perry

Charmaine Perry is a counselor who works mostly with adults and couples in central New Jersey. Her passion is mental health and writing and finding ways to incorporate these two fields to advocate for mental health services for African and Caribbean Americans. 


  • Underserved Populations: Parents of Suicidal Teens

    Jul 06, 2017
    I admit that as a counselor I have been more focused on suicidal teens. Now, I wonder how many counselors are in my boat? Recently, I have been working with a parent of a teenager who is suicidal. This has opened my eyes to an entire population I realized I had never considered.
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  • Reflection and Insight

    Jun 15, 2017
    This post will be my 12th consecutive post which has me feeling very reflective. This process has been such fun, and such a learning experience. It has forced me to really delve into my thoughts and feelings regarding myself, clients, counseling, other passions, and advocacy.
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  • Self-Care…Why?

    Jun 08, 2017
    Self-care was talked about tremendously during my degree program. Like therapy, it was an abstract process that would become perfectly clear once a thriving career was established.
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  • Medical Model vs Wellness Model

    May 25, 2017
    When I was about nine or ten years old, I decided I wanted to become a therapist. In my home country, counseling and psychology was one field. So I decided I wanted to become a psychologist. Titles and letters after one’s name was not really relevant at the time.
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  • Considering Alternative Therapeutic Tools

    May 15, 2017
    On Sunday, I will be attending the New Jersey Counseling Association’s (NJCA, the NJ chapter of the American Counseling Association) annual counseling conference. This will be the second year that I will have attended. Last year, I was struggling with finding post-graduate placements and attending the conference really helped.
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