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Bridgett Vina(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC
New Jersey
Addiction- Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Stress management-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Do you find it difficult to quiet your mind or slow down your thoughts? Are you experiencing intense emotions, feeling out of control, or easily becoming frustrated and overwhelmed? Have you experienced a traumatic event and are struggling with heightened anxiety, intrusive memories, or feelings of disconnect from the world around you?

I aim to set a safe, secure environment where my clients can create the life they want to live. I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorders, Self-Esteem, and LGBTQA struggles. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults.

In a world that often feels to be full of judgment and gives a list of dos and don't, I invite you to explore what you want out of life, who you want to be and how to challenge the criticism from yourself and the world around you. You are worthy of a life worth living. In the wise words of Brene Brown "There are no prerequisites for worthiness"

Bridgett is currently supervised by Nicole DeSantis, LPC, ACS 37PC00704700.


New Jersey: 37AC00650500

Supervisor: Jane Dustman(LCSW 44SC05849500)




Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$185 (55min)