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. 

 

  • 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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  • Our Mind-sets and their Impacts

    May 03, 2017
    Conducting therapy takes a great deal out of us. We carry our personalities and traits into our sessions where we know it or not. Regardless of theoretical orientation, our personalities factor into the way we conduct therapy.
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  • The Importance of the Mind

    Apr 24, 2017
    Recently, while doing some research, I came across a couple of articles with celebrities who spoke out about the various mental health issues they have had or are struggling with. Celebrities have been more vocal about mental health and the stigmas associated with them.
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  • The Value of Empathy

    Apr 19, 2017
    Whenever I watch or read the news nowadays, I am left feeling like there is not much empathy left in this world. Every now and again, a positive story is mixed with the ever-negative news, but for the most part, it is mostly all the things wrong in the world.
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  • Pride and Therapy

    Apr 11, 2017
    I had a parent who cancelled services for a client and I must say that I was very concerned. I wasn’t concerned because of pride – because services were cancelled with me, specifically – or because the parent just didn’t want services, it was because I recognized that the client would not get the help that they needed.
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