Tiffany Goncalves, MA, LAC, NCC
About Tiffany (she/her/hers)
Hi there! My name is Tiffany, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) here at Wholehearted Healing Collective. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and trusting environment and a strong therapeutic relationship to work towards positive and impactful growth. I believe therapy is individualized and I am passionate about creating an interactive and empowering space for you to embark on your healing journey.
My experience includes working with children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, identity issues, and other mental health obstacles. I also have experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and family-related issues. My approach to therapy is to gently guide you into discovering your inner power and resilience that will be helpful in identifying the changes you would like to see in your life. Together we will work towards growth and positive change utilizing modalities that will work the best for you.
I often utilize techniques rooted in reality therapy to assist in discovering the power within and in understanding the power of choice. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques, mindfulness and holistic techniques, and often use play therapy techniques to incorporate creative and flexible modalities of healing. I am passionate about providing non-judgmental, compassionate, and personalized care.
I am a strong believer in the power of self-care and its impact on becoming our best selves. I have discovered nature being my best outlet for self-care – whether it be beach, lake, forest, or just my backyard. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, diving into a good book, and cooking (and of course, eating!)
Supervised by Lisa Lagala, MS, NCC, LPC, ACS, LCADC-i
- Children & Adolescents
- Depression & Anxiety
- Adjustment to Life Transitions
- Self-esteem & Identity
Montclair State University (2022)
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Monmouth University (2019)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Early Childhood Studies, & minor in Criminal Justice