Emily Acosta, MS, LAC, NCC
Program Coordinator & Therapist
About Emily (she/her/hers)
Welcome to this new chapter in your life!
My name is Emily Acosta and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor at WHC. I am here to walk alongside you through your journey in life. This is not just the "next" chapter for youbecause often times we must look back to remember important events that took place... the good, the bad, and the indifferent.
My experience includes working with clients from 5 years old to clients in the adolescence stages. My approach as your clinician includes identifying challenges you may face in order to create and build upon goals in life. Through this journey together, I strive to help you create mind-body connections, build your self-esteem, discover self-acceptance, and help guide you in creating healthy boundaries that will allow for stronger communication within your relationships.
I am a strong believer in indulging in self-care and listening to what our bodies are telling us. My self-care consists of enjoying time in nature, exploring my creative and artistic side, and spending time surrounded by family and friends.
Healing is not linear; allow yourself to heal through this journey.
- Children & Adolescents
- Life Transitions
- Communication Skills
- Anxiety & Stress
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (2022)
Monmouth University (2020)
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
Monmouth University (2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)
Self-esteem is the level of which we feel confident and valuable. It molds how others relate to us and the perceptions we have of ourselves. Low self-esteem includes negative self-talk, reoccurring self-criticism, and frequent self-judgment. It can also lead to depression, anxiety, self-harm, and unhealthy eating habits. I work with individuals on building their self-esteem so they can navigate their lives with a more view of themselves and confidence.
Mindfulness includes befriending ourselves and our experience by being aware of the present moment and shifting attention to our bodies. When we allow ourselves to be present during situations, we are better able to make clear and thought out decisions. These decisions are in turn, healthier for us mentally as well as physically. I help those who find it hard to slow down in the moment and listen to what their body and surroundings are trying to say.
Boundaries & Communication
Setting boundaries includes vocalizing how we do and do not wish to be treated. Boundaries support our self-respect when communicating with others. I work with individuals to create strong boundaries that will allow for personal growth while creating open and healthy lines of communication in relationships.
"Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it." —Lolly Daskal