Hi there! My name is Emma LiVigne, and I am currently obtaining my masters degree for mental health and wellness counseling at New York University. I am passionate about showing empathy, compassion, and non-judgement in order to assist people in ways they identify as being meaningful. I aim to create a space where you can feel safe, validated, and most importantly…heard. I believe in the importance of implementing wellness techniques, which promotes positive mental health by optimizing overall functioning. In other words, focusing on how to thrive in all areas of life rather than merely surviving. I am interested in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) that is viewed through a strengths-based perspective. I believe that therapy is more than simply focusing on what we are currently lacking, and instead, acknowledging and harnessing our traits that have carried us through all our difficult times. My interests rely on helping people develop coping skills and changing their irrational thoughts, which leads to more affirmative changes on how one views themselves and the world. Previously, I attended Drew University and obtained my bachelor's degree in psychology, with a minor in sociology. It was during this time that I found my passion for wanting to work with children and adolescents, along with being an advocate for individuals who have invisible disabilities. I hope to teach future clients how to increase mindfulness to promote acceptance, regulate emotions, improve relationships, and reduce self-destructive behaviors. I am eager to continue broadening my experiences and knowledge with each client I will eventually encounter, and together we will create a space that promotes healing and growth.