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Carina Chen, M.S.Ed.

Carina Chen, M.S.Ed., is a predoctoral extern under the supervision of Christina Athineos, PhD at The Child and Family Institute (CFI). She is a third-year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Fordham University and recently earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling en route to her doctorate. Previously an extern therapist at a college counseling center in New York City, Carina worked with a diverse young adult population presenting with a wide range of needs, including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and executive function/attention problems. She firmly believes in providing warm, collaborative, and culturally-sensitive care from a person-centered and evidence-based approach to help clients reach their goals. Carina enjoys working from a Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, with specific experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has experience working with clients from an existential and psychodynamic framework. A former competitive tennis player, Carina continues to hold a great personal interest in the mental well-being of athletes.

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